Category Archives: Significance

The nature of heritage value

Ouse Washes community KAP wrap up report

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The project goals. Kite aerial photography (KAP) is something of a oddity in the fast moving world of reality capture: it is a contemplative activity and, although utterly dependant on the weather, provides an outdoor activity that brings together people … Continue reading

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ArchDoc 2016 un-learning ‘line’?

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Learning by doing. Archdoc is a practical element in the post graduate course in conservation at RLICC, Leuven. One out come is experience in ‘reading a building’. On the right a photo-reconstruction of a Southern Flemish ‘cross’ window of the … Continue reading

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The profitable Rodde or Staffe 1556

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Ye shall prepare two small straight, stiffe, round or rather square rods of mettall or of wood, well plained of like bigness and length. Although it make no matter what length, yet to avoid the errores which little instruments and … Continue reading

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The sky in the water: Manea Pit

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Vegetation follows the baulks of the flooded clay, not gravel, pit. Most pits in these parts are dug for gravel, the Manea Pit was dug for the re-enforcement of the banks of the washes. From the Manea Pit Management Plan … Continue reading

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Drastic plastic pendulum beam

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The weather is continuing to keep me grounded, days and days of overcast followed by bright spells with slack wind and sudden cloudburst, reading the daily forecast is becoming a moment of dread. It’s been weeks now. I decide to … Continue reading

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A Cycling Monument for Cambridge.

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It’s summertime and a good time to get out on the bike, charity rides are organised up and down the country and on June 18th the 2016  World Naked Bike Ride will take a chance on the weather in Cambridge. … Continue reading

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OWLP KAP workshop No1

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The Ouse and Holt Island. A canoe party paddle past St Ives Hemmingford Meadow and Holt Island: pasture and osier beds on the Ouse floodplain. Only the brave turned out, it was cold (4c) windy and early. Sunlight was sparse … Continue reading

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Droning on…CAA IN2014/081

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On the KAP forum a Kapper posted a thread on recent work with his drone. For some a kite is just one way of getting a view form the sky but there was some reaction from those who felt a … Continue reading

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1978: science & the great kite craze

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The beginnings of my kite flying are tangled up in the great craze of the mid ’70s. The Peter Powell stunter was the engine of the phenomenon. I didn’t give it much thought at the time but kites, largely due … Continue reading

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Ouse Washes Community KAP walk: proof of concept.

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In looking at aerial photography as a group activity the ‘KAP walk’ is an option that brings participants into the landscape and develops a topographic record that is both repeatable and revealing, it gives an opportunity to get large scale … Continue reading

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