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Inessa E. Sidorina

Saint Petersburg State University,
Universitetskaya nab. str., 7–9, 199034, Saint Petersburg, Russia,

Natalia A. Pozdnyakova

Saint Petersburg State University,
Universitetskaya nab. str., 7–9, 199034, Saint Petersburg, Russia,

Anastasia A. Kruzhilina

Saint Petersburg State University,
Universitetskaya nab. str., 7–9, 199034, Saint Petersburg, Russia,

Andrey V. Polyakov

Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences,
Dvotsovaya nab. str., 18, 191186, Saint Petersburg, Russia,


Over the past twenty years, geoinformatics in Russia has become a necessary tool and an essential part of scientific research. Because of its close interaction with cartography, a new applied scientific direction—geoinformation mapping (GM)—was formed. The methods of spatial analysis used in the GM and geoinformatics raised archaeological research to a new level. They develop within the framework of one of the cartography branches—archaeological mapping.

Modern archaeological cartography is not only a way of displaying findings and historical events, but also is one of the methods of scientific research.

The Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics of St. Petersburg State University and the Institute of the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences have been working together for several years on deciphering and cataloging Neolithic archaeological sites in the Middle Yenisei (Minusinsk hollows) using remote sensing data. Work is underway to compile a catalogue and discover archaeological sites in the area of the Middle Yenisei. The last two years, it became possible to use new data—images taken with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The use of UAVs opened huge opportunities for deciphering of archaeological sites.

The application of remote sensing data for geoinformation mapping of archaeological sites is a scientific area that is actively developing now, thanks to technological capabilities: high resolution imagery and programs that allow processing of spatial data. It is important to automate the process of detection and deciphering, to develop a unified system of symbols for archaeological maps, to catalogue monuments. We should not forget that reasonable visualization and geoinformation analysis of the data will allow us to reveal regularities in the location of archaeological objects, to model historical processes and phenomena, to put forward new hypotheses.


geoinformation mapping, archeology, GIS, space image, land remote sensing, UAV.


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For citation: Sidorina I.E., Pozdnyakova N.A., Kruzhilina A.A., Polyakov A.V. APPLICATION OF DATA OF LAND REMOTE SENSING IN GIS FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCHES Proceedings of the International conference “InterCarto. InterGIS”. 2018;24(2):141–150