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Remote Sensing in Archaeology: From Visual Data Interpretation to Digital Data Manipulation

Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP,volume 16)

Abstract

Satellite remote sensing technologies have triggered improvements in archaeological research and developments of new tools in archaeological prospection from discovery to monitoring, from documentation to preservation of cultural resources. Nevertheless, this increasing interest in remote sensing has not been accompanied by new perspectives in data processing, analysis and interpretation. Specific methodologies must be developed ad hoc for archaeology in order to optimize the extraction and understanding of the information content from the numerous active and passive satellite data sets. This chapter provides a brief overview on qualitative and quantitative data analysis from visual interpretation to digital manipulation.

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  • Visual interpretation
  • Digital processing
  • Archaeological-marks
  • History of satellite remote sensing

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Lasaponara, R., Masini, N. (2012). Remote Sensing in Archaeology: From Visual Data Interpretation to Digital Data Manipulation. In: Lasaponara, R., Masini, N. (eds) Satellite Remote Sensing. Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing, vol 16. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-8801-7_1

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