Books/eBooks
The Martian Enigmas

Examines the "Face on Mars" along with pyramids and other unusual objects on the Martian surface photographed by a Viking orbiter spacecraft in 1976.

The Cydonia Controversy

History, science, and implications of the discovery of archaeological ruins on Mars, and its place in the debate over extra-terrestrial life.

The Dogtown Guide

A pocket guide to Dogtown, the remains of an abandoned colonial settlement on Cape Ann, Massachusetts.

The Island Woods

A spatial history of the uninhabited woods of Cape Ann constructed from historical photographs, maps, GPS data, and satellite imagery.

The Cellars Speak

Examines the social structure of Dogtown using a data fusion approach that combines maps, genealogy, and oral history.

Websites
The Martian Enigmas

The original Mars anomalies website established in 1998. (not optimized for mobile devices)

New Frontiers in Science

A web-based journal of research papers and theories of unexplained phenomena. Consists of about twenty papers published from Fall 2001 to Summer 2004. (not optimized for mobile devices)

The Island Woods of Cape Ann

Links to maps and other resources for exploring the uninhabited woods of Cape Ann, Massachusetts.

Web Apps
Discover Dogtown

Self-guided tour of Dogtown's cultural and natural history. Shows all trails, intersections, and access points.

Guide to Poles Hill

Shows key features and astronomical alignments at a Native American ceremonial site in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Find It at Veggie Fest Chicago

Finds vendors, events, and other destinations at Veggie Fest 2016.

Apple iOS Apps
Intelligent Gadgets

Music, photo/video, geospatial, physical sensing, and other apps for iPhone and iPad.

Databases
AquiPod Data

Time lapse video and acoustic data collected by the AquiPod underwater collection device.

Original Music
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Sonic Sampler





Equinox









Dreamcatcher








The Richmond Avenue Orchestra






Conference and Journal Papers
Publications in Refereed Journals

  1. Mary Ellen Lepionka and Mark J. Carlotto, "Evidence of a Native American Solar Observatory on Sunset Hill in Gloucester, Massachusetts," Bulletin of the Massachusetts Archaeological Society, Vol. 76, No. 1, Spring 2015.
  2. Mark J. Carlotto, "Effect of errors in ground truth on classification accuracy," International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 30, No. 18, 20 September 2009, 4831-4849.
  3. Mark J. Carlotto, "Detecting Patterns of a Technological Intelligence in Remotely-Sensed Imagery," J. British Interplanetary Soc., Vol. 60, pp 28-39, 2007.
  4. Mark J. Carlotto, "Enhancement of low-contrast curvilinear features in imagery," IEEE Trans. Image Processing, Vol. 16, No. 1, January 2007.
  5. Mark J. Carlotto, "A Cluster-based Approach for Detecting Manmade Objects and Changes in Imagery," IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 43, No. 2, Feb. 2005.
  6. Mark J. Carlotto, "MTI Data Clustering and Formation Pattern Recognition," IEEE Trans. Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 37, No. 2, April 2001.
  7. Mark J. Carlotto, "Nonlinear Background Estimation and Change Detection for Wide Area Search," Optical Engineering, Vol. 39, No. 5, pp 1223-1229, May 2000.
  8. Mark J. Carlotto, "Spatial Enhancement of Elevation Data Using a Single Multispectral Image," Optical Engineering, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp 430-437, February 2000.
  9. Mark. J. Carlotto, Horace W. Crater, James L. Erjavec, and Stanley V. McDaniel, "Response to Geomorphology of Selected Massifs On the Plains of Cydonia, Mars by David Pieri," Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 13, No. 3, 1999.
  10. Mark J. Carlotto, "Reducing the Effects of Space-Varying Wavelength-Dependent Scattering in Multispectral Imagery," International Journal of Remote Sensing, Vol. 20, No. 17, pp 3333-3344, 1999.
  11. Mark J. Carlotto, "Spectral Shape Classification of Landsat Thematic Mapper Imagery," Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, Vol. 64, No. 9, September 1998. (Winner 1999 ASPRS/Autometric Award for Best Paper.)
  12. Mark J. Carlotto, "Evidence in Support of the Hypothesis that Certain Objects on Mars are Artificial in Origin," Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1997.
  13. Mark J. Carlotto, "Detection and analysis of change in remotely-sensed imagery with application to wide area surveillance, IEEE Trans. Image Processing, Vol. 6, No. 1, January 1997.
  14. Mark J. Carlotto, "Text attributes and processing techniques in geographical information systems," International Journal of Geographical Information Systems, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp 621-635, 1995.
  15. Mark J. Carlotto, "Digital video analysis of anomalous space objects," Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 9. No. 1, July 1995.
  16. Mark J. Carlotto, "Nonlinear mapping algorithm and applications for multidimensional data analysis," Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Vol. 4, No. 3, Sept. 1993.
  17. Mark J. Carlotto, "Digital image analysis of possible extraterrestrial artifacts on Mars," Digital Signal Processing, April 1993. (Invited Paper)
  18. Mark J. Carlotto, "Toward the unsupervised interpretation of outdoor imagery," Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Vol. 1, No. 2, Nov. 1990, pp 158-175.
  19. Mark J. Carlotto and Michael C. Stein, "A method for searching for artificial objects on planetary surfaces," Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, Vol. 43, pp 209-216, 1990.
  20. Mark J. Carlotto, "Digital imagery analysis of unusual Martian surface features," Applied Optics, Vol. 27, No. 10, May 15, 1988.
  21. Mark J. Carlotto, "Histogram analysis using a scale-space approach," IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, Vol. 9, No. 1, Jan. 1987.
  22. Victor T. Tom, Mark J. Carlotto, and Daniel K. Scholten, "Spatial sharpening of Thematic Mapper data using a multiband approach," Optical Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 6, 1985.
  23. D. Casasent and M. Carlotto, "Multi-dimensional adaptive array processing using an iterative optical vector-matrix processor," Optical Engineering, Vol. 21, No. 5, 1982.
  24. M. Carlotto and D. Casasent, "Microprocessor-based fiber-optic iterative optical processor," Applied Optics, Vol. 21, No. 1, Jan. 1982.
  25. M. Carlotto and D. Casasent, "An iterative optical vector-matrix processor, Transformations in Optical Signal Processing , SPIE Vol. 373, W. Rhodes, J. Fienup, and E. Saleh, editors, 1981.
  26. D. Psaltis, D. Casasent, and M. Carlotto, "Iterative color-multiplexed electro-optical processor," Optics Letters, Vol. 4, No. 11, Nov. 1979.
Publications in Refereed Conferences

  1. Mark J. Carlotto, Mark A. Nebrich, Kristin O'Connor, Martin Liggins, Kuo-Chu Chang, and Ivan Kadar, "Long-term battlespace prediction system for time-critical targets," National Symposium on sensor and Data Fusion, 2004 Military Sensing Symposia (MSS), Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, Maryland, 7-11 June 2004. (Not available)
  2. Mark Carlotto, "Enigmatic Landforms in Cydonia: Geospatial Anisotropies, Bilateral Symmetries, and Their Correlations,"Sixth International Conference on Mars, Pasadena, CA, July 20-25, 2003.
  3. Mark Carlotto, "Detecting partially-obscured objects using multi-look SAR," 2000 Meeting of the MSS National Symposium on Sensor and Data Fusion, Kelly AFB, San Antonio TX, June 2000. (Not available)
  4. Mark Carlotto, "Image-level change detection," 1999 Meeting of the MSS National Symposium on Sensor and Data Fusion, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel MD, May 1999. (Not available)
  5. Keith Hartt and Mark Carlotto, "A method for shape-from-shading using multiple images acquired under different viewing and lighting conditions," International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, San Diego, CA, June, 1989.
  6. Mark Carlotto, "A homogeneous computational model for spatial inference on massively-parallel architectures," Frontiers of Massively Parallel Computation, Fairfax, VA, Oct. 1988.
  7. Mark J. Carlotto, "Pattern classification using relative constraints," Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Ann Arbor, MI, June 1988.
  8. B.G. Lee, V.T. Tom, and M.J. Carlotto, "A signal-symbol approach to change detection," Proceedings American Association of Artificial Intelligence, Philadelphia, PA., Aug. 1986.
  9. L.A. Staub, M.J. Carlotto, B.G. Lee, and R.A. Upton, "A knowledge-based tactical decision support system integrating terrain and weather," The Second Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications, Miami, FL, Dec. 1985.
  10. M.J. Carlotto, "Histogram analysis using a scale-space approach," IEEE Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference, June 1985, San Francisco, CA.
  11. Victor T. Tom and Mark J. Carlotto, "Adaptive least-squares techniques for multi-band image enhancement," IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing, March, 1985, Tampa, FL.
  12. R.D. Ferrante, M.J. Carlotto, P.W. Baim, and R.A. Upton, "Multi-spectral image analysis system," First Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications, Dec. 1984, Denver CO. (Not available)
  13. M.J. Carlotto, "Texture classification based on hypothesis testing approach," Seventh International Conference on Pattern Recognition, July 1984, Montreal, Canada.
Other Publications

  1. Mark J. Carlotto, "Model-based Detection, Segmentation, and Classification of Compact Objects", SPIE Defense and Security XXIV, 2015, Baltimore, MD (SPIE 9474).
  2. Mark J. Carlotto, "Fusing Maps with Photos from Mobile Devices", SPIE Defense and Security, 5-8 May 2014, Baltimore, MD (Paper 9091-41).
  3. Mark J. Carlotto, "High-resolution land cover classification using low-resolution global map data", SPIE Defense and Security, 29 April - 2 May 2013, Baltimore, MD (Paper 8745-42).
  4. Mark J. Carlotto and Mark A. Nebrich, "Detection, Classification, and Tracking of Compact Objects in Video Imagery", SPIE Defense and Security, 23-27 April 2012, Baltimore, MD (Paper 8392-50).
  5. Mark Carlotto, Mark Nebrich, Paul Hylton, "Locative viewing: visualizing geo-referenced objects in space," SPIE Defense and Security, 5-9 April 2010, Orlando, Florida (Paper 7707-18).
  6. Mark Carlotto, Mark Nebrich, David DeMichael, "IDC: a system for automatically detecting and classifying manmade objects in overhead imagery," SPIE Defense and Security, 5-9 April 2010, Orlando, Florida (Paper 7697-38).
  7. Mark Carlotto, , "BiTS - A Biologically-Inspired Target Screener for Detecting Manmade Objects in Natural Clutter Backgrounds," SPIE Defense and Security, 5-9 April 2010, Orlando, Florida (Paper 7697-37).
  8. M. J. Carlotto, J. G. Ackenhusen, and B. R. Suresh, "Track-Based Video Compression," Defense Transformation and Net-Centric Systems (6981), SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando FL, 2008.
  9. Mark J. Carlotto, "Long-term ground movement prediction by Monte Carlo simulation," Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVII (6968), SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando FL, 2008.
  10. Mark J. Carlotto, "Fusing images and maps," Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVII (6968), SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando FL, 2008.
  11. Mark Carlotto, "Feature-based anomaly detection," Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVI (6567), SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando FL, 2007.
  12. Mark Carlotto, "Detecting change in images with parallax," Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVI, (6567) SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando FL, 2007.
  13. Mark Carlotto, "A synergistic exploitation concept for wide area search," Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XVI, SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando FL, 2006.
  14. Mark Carlotto, "Automatic clustering based on an information-theoretic approach with application to spectral anomaly detection," Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XV, SPIE Defense and Security, Orlando FL, 2006.
  15. M. J. Carlotto, M. Nebrich, K. O'Connor, "Battlespace movement prediction for time critical/time sensitive targeting", Proceedings Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion and Target Recognition XIII, Ivan Kadar Editor, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5429, April 2004.
  16. Mark Carlotto and Ivan Kadar, "A multi-source report-level simulator for fusion research," Proceedings SPIE (5096) Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XII, Orlando FL, April 2003.
  17. Mark J. Carlotto, Mark A. Nebrich, and David Crary, "Order Of battle change detection, fusion, and tracking," Proceedings SPIE (4729) Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XII, Orlando FL, April 2002.
  18. Mark J. Carlotto, "Cross-Sensor Image Fusion and Spectral Anomaly Detection," Proceedings SPIE (4729) Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition XII, Orlando FL, April 2002.
  19. Mark J. Carlotto, "Detecting buried mines in ground penetrating radar using a Hough transform approach," Proc. SPIE (4741) Battlespace Digitization and Network-Centric Warfare II, April 2002, Orlando FL.
  20. Mark J. Carlotto, "A signal-level fusion model for image-based change detection in DARPA's dynamic database system," SPIE Aerosense 2001 Conference on Signal Processing, Sensor Fusion, and Target Recognition X, April 16-20, 2001 Orlando FL.
  21. Mark J. Carlotto, "A new method for extracting topographic information from a single multispectral image," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1996.
  22. Mark J. Carlotto, "Reducing the effects of space-varying wavelength-dependent scattering in multispectral imagery," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1996.
  23. Mark J. Carlotto, "Detecting man-made features in SAR imagery," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1996.
  24. Mark J. Carlotto, "Spectral shape classification system for Landsat Thematic Mapper," Proceedings SPIE,, Vol. 2758, Orlando, Florida, 1996.
  25. Mark J. Carlotto, "Using maps to automate the classification of remotely sensed imagery," Proceedings SPIE,, Vol. 2758, Orlando, Florida, 1996.
  26. Mark J. Carlotto, "Non-linear mean-square estimation with applications in remote sensing," Proceedings SPIE,, Vol. 2758, Orlando, Florida, 1996.
  27. Mark J. Carlotto, "Image indexing and retrieval using linear phase coefficient composite filters," Proceedings SPIE, Vol. 2615, pp 29-39, 1995.
  28. Mark J. Carlotto, "Non-linear mixture model and application for enhanced resolution multispectral classification," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, pp 1168-1170, Florence Italy, 1995.
  29. K.S. Savage, M.J. Carlotto, and D. Izraelevitz, "Image-based map updating system," Proceedings SPIE Conference on Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences II, Nov. 1992, Boston, MA. (M. Carlotto, ed.)
  30. M.J. Carlotto and M.W. Brennan, "HyperMap: A geographical information system for imagery and text storage and retrieval," Proceedings SPIE Conference on Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences II, Nov. 1992, Boston, MA. (M. Carlotto, ed.)
  31. M.J. Carlotto, M.B. Lazaroff, and M.W. Brennan, "Multispectral image processing for environmental monitoring," Proceedings SPIE Conference on Digital Image Processing and Visual Communications Technologies in the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences II, Nov. 1992, Boston, MA. (M. Carlotto, ed.)
  32. Mark J. Carlotto, "Alternative access methods for image retrieval," Proceedings of International Space Year Conference on Earth and Space Science Information Systems, Feb, 1992, Pasadena, CA.
  33. E. Armstrong, R. Becker and M. Carlotto, "Feature-based mapping of major cellular regions in the posterior cingulate gyrus," Abstracts Society for Neuroscience, 21st Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Nov. 1991. (Not available)
  34. Mark J. Carlotto, "Data-parallel algorithms for image computing," SPIE Symposium on Optical Engineering and Photonics in Aerospace Sensing, Vol. 1301, 16-20 April 1990, Orlando FL.
  35. Mark Carlotto and Jennifer Fong, "Spatial operators for object-oriented geographic information processing," Technical Papers of the ACSM/ASPRS Annual Convention, Denver, CO, March 1990.
  36. Jennifer Fong, David Kennedy, Timothy Brown, and Mark Carlotto, "Pushing the Limits: Integration of new technologies in GIS," Technical Papers of the ACSM/ASPRS Annual Convention, Denver, CO, March 1990.
  37. Mark Carlotto and David Izraelevitz, "System realization using associative memory building blocks," SPIE Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, Vol. 1192, 5-10 November 1989, Philadelphia, PA.
  38. Mark Carlotto and Keith Hartt, "Connection Machine system for planetary terrain reconstruction and visualization," SPIE Symposium on Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, Vol. 1192, 5-10 November 1989, Philadelphia, PA.
  39. Keith Hartt, Mark Carlotto, and Mark Brennan, "A method for multi-dimensional image segmentation," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Vancouver, BC, July, 1989.
  40. Mark J. Carlotto and Michael C. Stein, "Detecting manmade changes in imagery," Proceedings SPIE/Robotics, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 1988.
  41. Mark J. Carlotto and Jennifer B. Fong, "Omega: An object-oriented image/symbol processing environment," Proceedings SPIE/ Robotics, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 1988.
  42. David Izraelevitz and Mark Carlotto, "Extracting road networks from low resolution aerial imagery," Proceedings SPIE, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 1988.
  43. Mark Carlotto, "Extracting surface features in multispectral imagery," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 1986.
  44. Patrick Van Hove and Mark Carlotto, "An iterative multi-resolution shape from shading algorithm and its application in planetary mapping," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Zurich, Switzerland, Sept. 1986.
  45. M.J. Carlotto, L.A. Staub, B.G. Lee, and R.A. Upton, "VIEWS: A tactical decision support system integrating terrain and weather data," IEEE Conference Applied Imagery and Pattern Recognition, Oct. 1985, Baltimore, MD. (Best Paper Award)
  46. M.J. Carlotto and V.T. Tom, "Surface material classification based on spectral shape," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Oct. 1985, Amherst MA.
  47. V.T. Tom and M.J. Carlotto, "Spatial enhancement techniques for multichannel satellite imagery," International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, Oct. 1985, Amherst MA.
  48. V. Tom, R. Merenyi, M. Carlotto, and W. Heller, "Advanced enhancement techniques for digitized images," 15th Symposium on Nondestructive Evaluation, April 1985, San Antonio, TX.
  49. M.J. Carlotto, "Techniques for multispectral image classification," Proceedings Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Vol. 528, Jan. 1985, Los Angeles, CA.
  50. V. T. Tom and M.J. Carlotto, "Adaptive LMS technique for multiband enhancement," 1984 Signal Processing Workshop, Oct. 1984, Chatham, MA.
  51. V. T. Tom, M.J. Carlotto, and D.K. Scholten, "Spatial resolution improvement of TM thermal band data," Proceedings Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Vol 504, Aug. 1984, San Diego, CA.
  52. M.J. Carlotto, V. T. Tom, P. W. Baim, and R. A. Upton, "Knowledge-based multispectral image classification," Proceedings Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Vol 504, Aug. 1984 Vol. 984, San Diego, CA.
  53. M.J. Carlotto and V.T. Tom, "Practical interpolation of 2-D surfaces using the Gerchberg algorithm," Topical Meeting on Signal Recovery and Synthesis with Incomplete Information and Partial Constraints, Jan. 1983, Incline Village, NV.
  54. M. J. Carlotto and V.T. Tom, "Interpolation of two-dimensional surfaces using the Gerchberg algorithm," Proceedings Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Aug. 1982, San Diego, CA.
  55. D. Casasent, C. Neuman, and M. Carlotto, "An electro-optical processor for optimal control," Proceedings Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Aug. 1981, San Diego, CA.
  56. D. Psaltis, D. Casasent, D. Neft, and M. Carlotto, "Accurate numerical computation by optical convolution," Proceedings Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Apr. 1980, Wash., DC.
  57. D. Psaltis, D. Casasent, B. Kumar, and M. Carlotto, "Optical processors for adaptive phased-array radar," Proceedings Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Apr. 1980, Wash., DC.
  58. D. Psaltis, D. Casasent, and M. Carlotto, "Iterative optical processors for adaptive phased-array radar," Proceedings Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, Apr. 1979, Washington, DC.
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