Petroglyph Detection and Classification

Development of automated methods of segmenting rock images featuring petroglyphs.

Petroglyph Detection and Classification

Advances in digital photography mean that the number of high quality images of rock panels containing petroglyphs is steadily increasing. A range of time-consuming manual methods of determining and documenting the exact shapes and spatial locations of petroglyphs on panels have been used for decades. We aim to develop automated methods of segmenting rock images featuring petroglyphs.


Classification visualisation

Classification visualisations


Seidl, M., & Breiteneder, C. (2012). Automated petroglyph image segmentation with interactive classifier fusion. Proceedings of the Eighth Indian Conference on Computer Vision, Graphics and Image Processing, 66:1-66:8.
Seidl, M., & Breiteneder, C. (2011). Detection and Classification of Petroglyphs in Gigapixel Images –Preliminary Results. The 12th International Symposium on Virtual Reality, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage VAST11 - Short and Project Papers.
04/30/2011 – 04/29/2012
Involved Institutes, Groups and Centers
Institute of Creative\Media/Technologies
Research Group Media Computing