Machine Learning on Historic Air Photographs for Mapping Risk of Unexploded Bombs

  • Stefano Merler
  • Cesare Furlanello
  • Giuseppe Jurman
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3617)


We describe an automatic procedure for building risk maps of unexploded ordnances (UXO) based on historic air photographs. The system is based on a cost-sensitive version of AdaBoost regularized by hard point shaving techniques, and integrated by spatial smoothing. The result is a map of the spatial density of craters, an indicator of UXO risk.


False Alarm Near Neighbor Spatial Smoothing Ground Resolution Rejection Threshold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefano Merler
    • 1
  • Cesare Furlanello
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Jurman
    • 1
  1. 1.ITC-irstTrentoItaly

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