Satellite Images and GIS for Archaeology
Satellite imagery can be used as a methodological procedure for detecting, acquire inventory and prioritizing surface and shallow-depth archeological information in a rapid, accurate, and quantified manner.
Satellite images and GIS have become increasingly important tools for archaeologists, as these systems link information to precisely calibrated physical locations, and integrate information drawn from multiple sources. The usefulness of satellite imagery for identifying and analyzing archaeological sites was recognized from the early days of aviation and the imagery is now available from an array high resolution satellite sensors that provide even greater potential for investigating archaeological sites.
Anomaly on Mount Ararat, Turkey
IKONOS (0.81m) Stereo Satellite Image
<1m Stereo IKONOS Satellite Image Data and 5m DEM
(Image Copyright © DigitalGlobe and Processed by Satellite Imaging Corporation)
Satellite Imaging Corporation (SIC) supplies satellite image data for visualization of terrain conditions in three dimensions (3D) or Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), which are generated from stereo satellite imagery. A digital elevation model can be used to closely examine various terrain attributes, their influence on the movement of soil and nutrients, as well as the resulting effect on forest, plant, and wildlife productivity and distribution.
SIC provides specialized image processing technique by color balancing and utilizing the correct band combinations for Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) mapping technique, our experienced imaging and GIS mapping team will isolate the terrain features and geological information needed for the correct analysis of your research project.