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[Assessment of urban location factors from remote sensing]

Taubenböck, Hannes and Roth, Achim (2006) [Assessment of urban location factors from remote sensing]. In: Proceedings of UDMS 2006, [49]-[57]. 25th Urban Data Management Symposium, [2006-05-15 - 2006-05-17], Aalborg.

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Highly-dynamic, explosively and unmanageably growing megacities arise throughout the world. This rapid alteration within the urban environment often results in a lack of reasonable information for city planning, risk management or site selection. In urban areas conventional techniques for data collection through field work or census are too time-consuming and cost-intensive. Remote sensing of urban areas with a high spatial resolution has the potential to deliver up-to-date area-wide information about the urban morphology and to infer indirectly additional socio-economic parameters. This paper presents the workflow, from the original IKONOS imagery to a land cover classification and to a structuring of homogeneous zones within the city, based on similar urban morphology. Results show a 3-D perspective of alignments, structures and densities of urban areas. Supported by field work data the allocation of homogeneous zones serves for an area-wide computation of the population density distribution as an example for the inference of a socio-economic parameter. GIS-Layer of the built-up areas as well as census data are the basis for an accuracy assessment of the classification result and the population density. The collation of diverse location factors derived from remote sensing eventually leads to an assessment of a location at the test-site Üsküdar, a quarter on the Anatolian side of Istanbul, Turkey.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:[Assessment of urban location factors from remote sensing]
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Taubenböck, HannesUNSPECIFIED
Date:15 May 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of UDMS 2006
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:[49]-[57]
Urban Data Management Society, UNSPECIFIED
Keywords:[Remote Sensing, Urban Planing, Socio-economic analysis]
Event Title:25th Urban Data Management Symposium
Event Location:Aalborg
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:[2006-05-15 - 2006-05-17]
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Vorhaben Geowissenschaftl. Fernerkundungs- und GIS-Verfahren (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Environment and Security > Environment and Geoinformation
Deposited By: Dr. Hannes Taubenböck
Deposited On:22 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:19

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