I’ve found that satellite data is getting cheaper. Eurimage are selling archived Quicksat data for $17/km2, though the minimum order is 25km2, so not an impulse buy yet. But it may soon become feasible to order satellite imagery of a site as it’s dug which could lead to fascinating things.
I was interested as I was trying to find Catalhoyuk on Google Earth. I eventually found coordinates via the ArchAtlas project. There’s a fantastic idea buried away at the bottom of the menu on the left side. You can get ArchAtlas points on WorldWind or Google Earth, including Çatalhöyük overlays as .kml files for Google Earth. How amazing is that? They also have a nice gallery of sites seen through Google Earth.
I’ve lost the rest of the day now as I’ll be playing with this.Google+