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Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

Satellite Remote Sensing

A New Tool for Archaeology

Editors: Lasaponara, Rosa, Masini, Nicola (Eds.)

  • Provides a collection of outstanding articles focused on advanced satellite data processing, analysis and interpretation for archaeological applications
  • Features examples of the high potentiality of the Integration of EO multitemporal, multiscale, multisensors techniques
  • Includes examples of the integration of EO techniques with other traditional archaeological data source, such as aerial photos, field survey, trials, excavations and historical documentation
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About this book

This book provides a state-of-the art overview of satellite archaeology and it is an invaluable volume for archaeologists, scientists, and managers interested in using satellite Earth Observation (EO) to improve the traditional approach for archaeological investigation, protection and management of Cultural Heritage.

The recent increasing development of EO techniques and the tremendous advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have resulted primarily in Cultural Heritage applications. The book focuses on new challenging prospects for the use of EO in archaeology not only for probing the subsurface to unveil sites and artifacts, but also for the management and valorization as well as for the monitoring and preservation of cultural resources. The book provides a first-class understanding of this revolutionary scenario which was unthinkable several years ago.

The book offers: (i) an excellent collection of outstanding articles focusing on satellite data processing, analysis and interpretation for archaeological applications, (ii) impressive case studies, (iii) striking examples of the high potential of the integration of multi-temporal, multi-scale, multi-sensors techniques.

Each chapter is composed as an authoritative contribution to help the reader grasp the value of its content. The authors are renowned experts from the international scientific community. 

Audience: This book will be of interest to scientists in remote sensing applied to archeology, geoarcheology, paleo-environment, paleo-climate and cultural heritage.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“It provides both a good basis for analysis as well as several test cases illustrating the use of remote sensing techniques for archaeology. The book begins with an excellent introduction to remote sensing techniques suitable for undergraduate or graduate instruction. … The book is well written and organized. The illustrations, important for a book on remote sensing, are of high quality and many are in color. … provides a blueprint for future archaeologists seeking to make the most of remote sensing.” (Tom G. Farr, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Newsletter, Issue 164, September, 2012)

“This book is divided into three sections and has a mix of chapters split between methodology and case studies … . The case studies are generally interesting with examples of the combination of techniques together with various issues caused by data availability, sensor variability, etc. … Overall, it is a useful volume … of more value to those interested in the technical aspects of processing and using the data … .” (Simon Crutchley, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 34 (2), January, 2013)

“I found this book very practical and it has significant advantages over other archaeological remote sensing books in that it provides methodological details … that I think many students of archaeological remote sensing would appreciate. … there are not many books like this in archaeology, as I found the details covered on the analytical methods valuable, particularly for students. I do highly recommend this volume for those interested in learning about how satellite remote sensing data and techniques can be applied to archaeological problems.” (Mark Altaweel, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 2012)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

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

    Lasaponara, Rosa (et al.)

    Pages 3-16

  • Image Enhancement, Feature Extraction and Geospatial Analysis in an Archaeological Perspective

    Lasaponara, Rosa (et al.)

    Pages 17-63

  • Pattern Recognition and Classification Using VHR Data for Archaeological Research

    Lasaponara, Rosa (et al.)

    Pages 65-85

  • Pan-Sharpening Techniques to Enhance Archaeological Marks: An Overview

    Lasaponara, Rosa (et al.)

    Pages 87-109

  • Remote Sensing and Integration with Other Geomatic Techniques in Archaeology

    Bitelli, Gabriele

    Pages 113-127

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8801-7
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Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-8800-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9615-7
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Satellite Remote Sensing
Book Subtitle
A New Tool for Archaeology
Editors
  • Rosa Lasaponara
  • Nicola Masini
Series Title
Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: CBS Publishers, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8801-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8801-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8800-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9615-7
Series ISSN
1567-3200
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 366
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