Digital Evaluation of Contaminated Sites

by J?rgen Dodt, Ruhr-Univ-Bochum, Bochum, Germany,
Dieter D. Genske, Ruhr-Univ-Bochum, Bochum, Germany,
Thomas Kappernagel, Ruhr-Univ-Bochum, Bochum, Germany,
Peter Noll, Ruhr-Univ-Bochum, Bochum, Germany,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Digital Image Processing: Techniques and Applications in Civil Engineering


This paper introduces digital techniques to evaluate historical maps and aerial photographs in order to detect contaminations on derelict industrial sites. Special attention is paid to the scanning of historical documents and the processing of those cartographic information with geographic information systems (GIS) or CAD software. The procedure is illustrated with two abandoned mining sites in the Ruhr-District in northwest Germany.

Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Pollution | Information systems | Computer aided design | Signal processing | Mapping | Historic sites | Germany | Europe

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