Identification of Anthropogenic Objects on Archival Aerial Photographs of Jedwabne Area Cover Image

Identyfi kacja obiektów antropogenicznych na archiwalnych zdjęciach lotniczych okolic Jedwabnego
Identification of Anthropogenic Objects on Archival Aerial Photographs of Jedwabne Area

Author(s): Anna Mirończuk, Zenon F. Poławski
Subject(s): Historical Geography, Geomatics, Local History / Microhistory, Recent History (1900 till today), WW II and following years (1940 - 1949)
Published by: Polskie Towarzystwo Historyczne
Keywords: zdjęcia lotnicze;fotointerpretacja;obiekty antropogeniczne;aerial photos;photointerpretation;anthropogenic objects

Summary/Abstract: In connection with the research conducted by the Institute of National Remembrance relating to the participation in the murder of Polish citizens of Jewish nationality on 10 July 1941 in Jedwabne, in 2002 the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography provided an expertise in the field of the anthropogenic object detection in the Jedwabne area. The article presents the methodology and results of the analysis of archival aerial photographs concerning the assessment of anthropogenic forms. The results confirm a significant role played by archival aerial photographs in retrospective analyses. The use of aerial photographs usually enables a more accurate description of the site compared to a topographic map. Aerial photographs make it possible to register a complete picture of all the elements present on the surface of the earth at a specific time. This creates a possibility to detect constructions and historical areas with details greater than by comparing maps and documents from various periods, which makes archival aerial photographs a valuable source of historical-geographical studies.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 141-149
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Polish