University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

Graduation Talks


Detection of Archaeological Sites in High Resolution Remotely Sensed Imagery


Igor Zingman, University Konstanz
Konstanz, Germany

date & place

Wednesday, 18.07.2012, 15:15 h
Room R 511


The goal of this project is development of algorithms for routine screening of a large amount of remotely sensed imagery, aerial or satellite images of 0.5m resolution in order to detect archaeological sites. We do not target all kinds of sites of archaeological interest, which is a hardly achievable task, but limit ourselves to manmade structures, such as livestock enclosures and hut remainings. We use known sites in the Silvretta Alps region located along Swiss-Austrian border as test cases to develop our approaches and algorithms. An interactive user interface, based on the developed algorithms, can be used by archaeologists to inspect vast and unexplored areas.

Though we develop algorithms with archaeological application in mind, we suppose they will not be limited to remotely sensed images and can be also used to solve other problems.