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Innovators I - HORUS
Innovators I User Partnership- HORUS
Services development for archaeological sites, consisting of identifying undiscovered or lost archaeological sites, using Earth observation data superimposed with cartography in a GIS environment, and also recognition and monitoring of illegal excavations based on comparison of validated maps and chronological satellite images.
|Innovators I - HORUS|
|Innovators I User Partnership- HORUS|
|DUE (Data User Element)|
|ERS-1/2 : SAR
ENVISAT : ASAR
Landsat 7 : ETM
Landsat 4/5 : TM
The objectives of the Heritage Retrieval and Observation Under Sand (HORUS) project were to provide innovative services for the End-user, the Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage (CULTNAT), in order for them to analyze, monitor and control the archaeological heritage of Egypt.
The first service consists of identifying undiscovered or lost archaeological sites, using Earth observation data from a variety of sources, superimposed with cartography in a GIS environment and by applying shape detection techniques matched to the archaeological structures.
The second service consists of the recognition and monitoring of illegal excavations based on the comparison of validated maps and a time series of satellite images. The products of the services were integrated into the GIS framework of CULTNAT, thereby enabling the end-user to optimize the available information in order to focus their resources.
|AUTOMATIC HERITAGE OBSERVATION AND RETRIEVAL UNDER SAND USING A
Automatic detection of archeological sites using a hybrid pro
Project Final Report
Presentation at "Advances on Remote Sensing for Archaeology and
|Alessio Di Iorio
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