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Automated archiving of archaeological aerial images

Michael Doneus, Martin Wieser, Geert Verhoeven UGent, Wilfried Karel, Martin Fera and Norbert Pfeifer (2016) REMOTE SENSING. 8(3).
abstract
The main purpose of any aerial photo archive is to allow quick access to images based on content and location. Therefore, next to a description of technical parameters and depicted content, georeferencing of every image is of vital importance. This can be done either by identifying the main photographed object (georeferencing of the image content) or by mapping the center point and/or the outline of the image footprint. The paper proposes a new image archiving workflow. The new pipeline is based on the parameters that are logged by a commercial, but cost-effective GNSS/IMU solution and processed with in-house-developed software. Together, these components allow one to automatically geolocate and rectify the (oblique) aerial images (by a simple planar rectification using the exterior orientation parameters) and to retrieve their footprints with reasonable accuracy, which is automatically stored as a vector file. The data of three test flights were used to determine the accuracy of the device, which turned out to be better than 1° for roll and pitch (mean between 0.0 and 0.21 with a standard deviation of 0.17–0.46) and better than 2.5° for yaw angles (mean between 0.0 and −0.14 with a standard deviation of 0.58–0.94). This turned out to be sufficient to enable a fast and almost automatic GIS-based archiving of all of the imagery.
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author
organization
year
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
subject
keyword
Aerial photography, Remote sensing, Aerial archaeology, Airborne remote sensing, Direct georeferencing, GNSS, Exterior orientation, GNSS/IMU, INS (Intertial Navigation System), IMU
journal title
REMOTE SENSING
Remote Sens.
volume
8
issue
3
article number
209
pages
22 pages
publisher
MDPI
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000373627400016
JCR category
REMOTE SENSING
JCR impact factor
3.244 (2016)
JCR rank
7/29 (2016)
JCR quartile
1 (2016)
ISSN
2072-4292
DOI
10.3390/rs8030209
language
English
UGent publication?
no
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
7137152
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-7137152
alternative location
http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/8/3/209
date created
2016-03-05 12:03:35
date last changed
2016-12-21 15:42:53
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  author       = {Doneus, Michael and Wieser, Martin and Verhoeven, Geert and Karel, Wilfried and Fera, Martin and Pfeifer, Norbert},
  issn         = {2072-4292},
  journal      = {REMOTE SENSING},
  keyword      = {Aerial photography,Remote sensing,Aerial archaeology,Airborne remote sensing,Direct georeferencing,GNSS,Exterior orientation,GNSS/IMU,INS (Intertial Navigation System),IMU},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {22},
  publisher    = {MDPI},
  title        = {Automated archiving of archaeological aerial images},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/rs8030209},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2016},
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Chicago
Doneus, Michael, Martin Wieser, Geert Verhoeven, Wilfried Karel, Martin Fera, and Norbert Pfeifer. 2016. “Automated Archiving of Archaeological Aerial Images.” Remote Sensing 8 (3).
APA
Doneus, M., Wieser, M., Verhoeven, G., Karel, W., Fera, M., & Pfeifer, N. (2016). Automated archiving of archaeological aerial images. REMOTE SENSING, 8(3).
Vancouver
1.
Doneus M, Wieser M, Verhoeven G, Karel W, Fera M, Pfeifer N. Automated archiving of archaeological aerial images. REMOTE SENSING. MDPI; 2016;8(3).
MLA
Doneus, Michael, Martin Wieser, Geert Verhoeven, et al. “Automated Archiving of Archaeological Aerial Images.” REMOTE SENSING 8.3 (2016): n. pag. Print.