Digital base map of the Aegean sea

GOKSEL C., Ipbuker C., KACMAZ S.

23rd Symposium of the European-Association-of-Remote-Sensing-Laboratories (EARSEL), Ghent, Belgium, 2 - 05 June 2003, pp.505-509 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ghent
  • Country: Belgium
  • Page Numbers: pp.505-509
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Parallel to technological developments, possibilities of benefiting from the seas are on the rise. Therefore countries suggest proposals of solutions for sharing the areas of the sea, sometimes finding ultimate solution by referring to international jurisdiction and arbitration. The dispute between Turkey and Greece over the Aegean Sea is a particular point of attention. There are numerous islands many of which belonging to Greece are so close to Turkish mainland in the Aegean Sea. It is needed an Aegean Base Map which can serve a topographical data source included all kind of topological information and accepted as an accurate an reliable reference by both of the countries. In this study, a high precision digital base map of the Aegean Sea is presented which produced using satellite image data.