Cultural Heritage Sites in Danger—Towards Automatic Damage Detection from Space
Contributor(s)Thenkabail, Prasad S.
KeywordsPhotogrammetrie und Bildanalyse
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AbstractThe intentional damage to local Cultural Heritage sites carried out in recent months by the Islamic State have received wide coverage from the media worldwide. Earth Observation data provide important information to assess this damage in such non-accessible areas, and automated image processing techniques will be needed to speed up the analysis if a fast response is desired. This paper shows the first results of applying fast and robust change detection techniques to sensitive areas, based on the extraction of textural information and robust differences of brightness values related to pre- and post-disaster satellite images. A map highlighting potentially damaged buildings is derived, which could help experts at timely assessing the damages to the Cultural Heritage sites of interest. Encouraging results are obtained for two archaeological sites in Syria and Iraq.
Cerra, Daniele und Plank, Simon und Lysandrou, Vasiliki und Tian, Jiaojiao (2016) Cultural Heritage Sites in Danger—Towards Automatic Damage Detection from Space. Remote Sensing, 8 (9), Seiten 1-15. MDPI. DOI: 10.3390/rs8090781. ISSN 2072-4292.