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Archaeological research and CORONA: On the use, misuse and full potential of historical remote sensing data

Tijs De Schacht UGent, Wouter Gheyle UGent, Rudi Goossens UGent and Alain De Wulf UGent (2008) Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Madrid, 3 - 8 april 2006. 1. p.611-618
abstract
In recent years, archaeological practice has shown the scientific value and relevance of declassified US satellite images. The use of cheap and easy to interpret high-resolution CORONA images from the 1960s and 1970s has been promoted in several publications, especially those concerning archaeological research in the Near East. However, the imagery is mostly used as a purely visual interpretation of a single image, thereby neglecting the stereoscopic character, and thus full potential of the dataset. Furthermore, as is the case for most high-resolution satellite data, Corona images are not orthophotos, and carry important image distortions. Mapping sites, structures and features solely based on one geo-referenced (warped) photo therefore still incorporates structural errors.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
published
subject
keyword
CORONA, image interpretation, stereoscopic analysis, archaeological survey, photogrammetric restitution
in
Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Madrid, 3 - 8 april 2006
editor
Joaquin Ma Córdoba, Miquel Molist, Ma Carmen Pérez, Isabel Rubio and Sergio Martinez
volume
1
pages
8 pages
publisher
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
place of publication
Madrid ; SPAIN
conference name
5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East
conference location
Madrid ; SPAIN
conference start
2006-04-03
conference end
2006-04-06
ISBN
978-84-8344-140-4
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C1
copyright statement
I have retained and own the full copyright for this publication
id
716543
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-716543
date created
2009-07-13 16:14:41
date last changed
2013-01-09 10:47:25
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  abstract     = {In recent years, archaeological practice has shown the scientific value and relevance of declassified US satellite images. The use of cheap and easy to interpret high-resolution CORONA images from the 1960s and 1970s has been promoted in several publications, especially those concerning archaeological research in the Near East. However, the imagery is mostly used as a purely visual interpretation of a single image, thereby neglecting the stereoscopic character, and thus full potential of the dataset. Furthermore, as is the case for most high-resolution satellite data, Corona images are not orthophotos, and carry important image distortions. Mapping sites, structures and features solely based on one geo-referenced (warped) photo therefore still incorporates structural errors.},
  author       = {De Schacht, Tijs and Gheyle, Wouter and Goossens, Rudi and De Wulf, Alain},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Madrid, 3 - 8 april 2006},
  editor       = {C{\'o}rdoba, Joaquin Ma and Molist, Miquel and P{\'e}rez, Ma Carmen and Rubio, Isabel and Martinez, Sergio},
  isbn         = {978-84-8344-140-4},
  keyword      = {CORONA,image interpretation,stereoscopic analysis,archaeological survey,photogrammetric restitution},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Madrid ; SPAIN},
  pages        = {611--618},
  publisher    = {Universidad Aut{\'o}noma de Madrid},
  title        = {Archaeological research and CORONA: On the use, misuse and full potential of historical remote sensing data},
  volume       = {1},
  year         = {2008},
}

Chicago
De Schacht, Tijs, Wouter Gheyle, Rudi Goossens, and Alain De Wulf. 2008. “Archaeological Research and CORONA: On the Use, Misuse and Full Potential of Historical Remote Sensing Data.” In Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Madrid, 3 - 8 April 2006, ed. Joaquin Ma Córdoba, Miquel Molist, Ma Carmen Pérez, Isabel Rubio, and Sergio Martinez, 1:611–618. Madrid ; SPAIN: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
APA
De Schacht, T., Gheyle, W., Goossens, R., & De Wulf, A. (2008). Archaeological research and CORONA: On the use, misuse and full potential of historical remote sensing data. In J. M. Córdoba, M. Molist, M. C. Pérez, I. Rubio, & S. Martinez (Eds.), Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Madrid, 3 - 8 april 2006 (Vol. 1, pp. 611–618). Presented at the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Madrid ; SPAIN: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Vancouver
1.
De Schacht T, Gheyle W, Goossens R, De Wulf A. Archaeological research and CORONA: On the use, misuse and full potential of historical remote sensing data. In: Córdoba JM, Molist M, Pérez MC, Rubio I, Martinez S, editors. Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Madrid, 3 - 8 april 2006. Madrid ; SPAIN: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid; 2008. p. 611–8.
MLA
De Schacht, Tijs, Wouter Gheyle, Rudi Goossens, et al. “Archaeological Research and CORONA: On the Use, Misuse and Full Potential of Historical Remote Sensing Data.” Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Madrid, 3 - 8 April 2006. Ed. Joaquin Ma Córdoba et al. Vol. 1. Madrid ; SPAIN: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2008. 611–618. Print.