Applied Remote Sensing for Urban Planning, Governance and by Netzband M., Stefanov W., Redman C.

By Netzband M., Stefanov W., Redman C.

Regardless of the promising and fascinating chances awarded by way of new and fast-developing distant sensing applied sciences utilized to city components, there's nonetheless a spot perceived among the commonly educational and research-focused spectrum of effects provided by way of the ''urban distant sensing'' group and the appliance of those info and items by means of the neighborhood governmental our bodies of city towns and areas. whereas there is not any finish of attention-grabbing technology questions that we will ask approximately towns, occasionally those questions do not fit good with what the operational difficulties and issues of a given urban are. The authors current information from six city areas from world wide. They clarify what the $64000 questions are, and the way you could use information and clinical talents to aid solution them.

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Stefanov, Charles L. Redman Haack B (1983) An analysis of Thematic Mapper Simulator data for urban environments. Remote Sensing of Environment 13: 265-275 Haack B, Bryant N, Adams S (1987) An assessment of Landsat MSS and TM data for urban and near-urban land-cover digital classification. Remote Sensing of Environment 21: 201-213 Harlan SL, Brazel AJ, Prashad L, Stefanov WL, Larsen L (2006) Neighborhood microclimates and vulnerability to heat stress. Social Science & Medicine 63: 2847-2863 Hurd JD, Wilson EH, Lammey SG, Civco DL (2001) Characterization of forest fragmentation and urban sprawl using time sequential Landsat Imagery.

7) describe the production of comparable land-use and land-cover datasets for urban and periurban analysis of the central Arizona-Phoenix area. Remotely sensed (spectral, vegetation indices, spatial texture) and other geospatially explicit ancillary data (water rights, land use) are used in an expert system to derive final land-cover classifications. Ecological variables in the study areas are identified, and landscape fragmentation and diversity are assessed using landscape metrics. 2 Case study Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Rego, Ueffing, and Viana (Ch.

Who are these suburbanites, and how are they different from dwellers in the urban core? The main question for planners today seems to be how urban areas should grow. Can we influence growth to be sustainable? Is urban sustainability a global concern, or is it only of regional importance? A worldwide remote sensing network could develop sustainability parameters for the urban regions of the world, and develop tools to address these questions. Remote sensing provides timely, spatially accurate, and spatially continuous data at reasonable cost.

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