Evolution of industrial areas

Name of project:
Photointerpretation and bibliographic analysis concerning industrial areas, active or decommissioned, aimed at the reconstruction of their evolution
Country: Area of study:
Italy Abruzzo, Lazio, Liguria, Lombardia, Piemonte, Puglia, Sardegna, Sicilia, Toscana
AGIP Petroli, ACNA C.O., Edison Spa, Enichem, Farmoplant, Prov. di Alessandria – Servizio Protezione Civile, SELM, SNAM Progetti Spa
Project objectives:
To reconstruct the evolution steps of industrial plants and pertaining areas for the identification of possible environmental issues
Composition of the working group:
Personnel involved:
1 geologist photointerpreter, 1 photogrammetric operator, draftsman and 1 GIS expert
Number man/months:
Project steps:
Research and collection of historical aerial photos and satellite images from Public and Private Authorities and on-line; interpretation of the collected remote sensing data in order to perform a multi-temporal analysis aimed at the recognition of changes over time in the studied locations. This methodology is specifically helpful when little and uncertain direct information exists and where the activities and the characteristics of the site have changed over the years. In some cases, where remote sensing imagery was lacking, historical maps were used. In other instances, where precise evaluations of earthworks volumes were required, aero-photogrammetric restitution was performed.
Usually this kind of analysis allows retracing the evolution of processing plants, waste deposits, the individuation of setting tanks and related outlets, the presence of earthworks for digging or backfill (potential pollution sources), which are presently hidden or forgotten
Start (year/month): End (year/month): Value of the project:
since 1988 Variable