The information derived from the interpretation of historical aerial photographs is perhaps the most basic multitemporal application of remote-sensing data. Aerial photographs dating back to the early 20th century can be extremely valuable sources of historical landscape activity. In this application, imagery from 1918 to 1927 provided a wealth of information about chemical weapons testing, storage, handling, and disposal of these hazardous materials. When analyzed by a trained photo-analyst, the 1918 aerial photographs resulted in 42 features of potential interest. When compared with current remedial activities and known areas of contamination, 33 of 42 or 78.5% of the features were spatially correlated with areas of known contamination or other remedial hazardous waste cleanup activity.
|Publication type||Conference Paper|
|Publication Subtype||Conference Paper|
|Title||The use of historical imagery in the remediation of an urban hazardous waste site|
|Publisher||The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers|
|Larger Work Title||IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing|
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