Application of airborne remote sensing to the ancient Pompei site

Fausto Vitiello, Antonio Giordano, Flavio Borfecchia, Sandro Martini, Luigi De Cecco

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Abstract

The ancient Pompeii site is in the Sarno Valley, an area of about 400 km2in the South of Italy near Naples, that was utilized by man since old time (thousands of years ago). Actually the valley is under critical environmental conditions because of the relevant industrial development. ENEA is conducting various studies and research in the valley. ENEA is employing historical research, ground campaigns, cartography and up-to-date airborne multispectral remote sensing technologies to make a geographical information system. Airborne remote sensing technologies are very suitable for situations as that of the Sarno Valley. The paper describes the archaeological application of the research in progress as regarding the ancient site of Pompeii and its fluvial port. ©2005 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventRemote Sensing for Geography, Geology, Land Planning, and Cultural Heritage - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 1996 → …

Conference

ConferenceRemote Sensing for Geography, Geology, Land Planning, and Cultural Heritage
CountryItaly
Period1/1/96 → …

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Vitiello, F., Giordano, A., Borfecchia, F., Martini, S., & De Cecco, L. (1996). Application of airborne remote sensing to the ancient Pompei site. Paper presented at Remote Sensing for Geography, Geology, Land Planning, and Cultural Heritage, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.262479