Defense works


  • Coastline digital map, obtained by automatic processing of VHR data (1 to 10 meter) and subsequent manual photointerpretation to enhance the result
  • The map delivers a classification in homogeneous segments of the coastline

Operating scenarios

  • Base knowledge
  • Post event
  • Extraordinary Monitoring

Technical Specification

Spatial resolution1 – 5 m
Coverage areaMax AoI extension: 50km
Geographic accuracyCircular Error 90%: <=1.5 pixel (1.5 times bigger than the spatial resolution)
Information Age5 years
Measurement uncertainty10%
Measurement / projection unitProjection: UTM-WGS84
Input EO data– Hi-res optical data: Sentinel-2, Pléiades, GeoEye
– Hi-res SAR data: COSMO SkyMed, TerraSAR-X, Sentinel-1
Input data usedNot needed
Data used for validationGround truth or cartography supplied by the users
FormatGIS file: shapefile
Metadata: standard ISO 19115, and compliant with INSPIRE 2007/2/CE and with Italian regulation “D.Lgs. n. 32 del 27/01/2010”
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Left: Map of coastal defense works in the Upper Adriatic (particularly Casal Borsetti), obtained using Pléiades images
Right: Map of the coastal defense works in the Gulf of Naples (Sorrento peninsula), obtained using Pléiades images