Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies (IAPŠ) at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) was established in 1994. It combines anthropological studies with the advancement and applications of remote sensing and geographic information systems (GIS) methods and techniques.
Anthropological studies are focused on socio-anthropological research in Papua New Guinea, Albania, Burkina Faso and Slovenia, as well as on archaeology and archaeoastronomy of Slovenia and Mesoamerica. Developing the methodology of spatial analyses, which have an important role in our interpretations, we take into consideration specific problems under study and the nature of research in which it is applied.
Within the remote sensing research we investigate the problems of automatic satellite imagery registration and its advanced classification, paying particular attention to the development of new techniques of artificial intelligence and modelling.
The GIS studies include innovative generation of variables important in environment modelling, statistical analyses of their significance, cognitive cartography techniques and natural and cultural landscape modelling.
Address: IAPS, ZRC SAZU, Novi trg 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: +386 (0)1 47 06 495
Dr. Tatjana Veljanovski
Dr. Žiga Kokalj
Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies (IAPÅ) at the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU) was established in 1994