11 October 2006 Archaeological prospection based on satellite QuickBird imagery
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Can the satellite QuickBird data detect buried archaeological remains and provide an effective spatial characterization of them? To answer this question, the capability of satellite QuickBird imagery for the identification of archaeological marks is herein tested for two test sites located in the South of Italy. The investigations were performed using a semi-automatic algorithm specifically developed for the detection of linear alignments. Results from our analyses showed that QuickBird images can represent a valuable data-source for archaeological investigations, ranging from small details to synoptic view. In particular, landscape archaeology can especially benefit from satellite images because such data can place local field studies within a regional context, can be promptly updated at low cost for large area, and can be directly imported into a GIS environment.
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Rosa Lasaponara, Rosa Lasaponara, Nicola Masini, Nicola Masini, } "Archaeological prospection based on satellite QuickBird imagery", Proc. SPIE 6366, Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring, GIS Applications, and Geology VI, 63660X (11 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.683087; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.683087

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