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Potential of hyperspectral remote sensing for characterisation of urban structure in Munich

Heldens, Wieke and Esch, Thomas and Heiden, Uta and Dech, Stefan (2008) Potential of hyperspectral remote sensing for characterisation of urban structure in Munich. In: Remote Sensing - New Challenges of High Resolution, pp. 94-103. EARSeL Joint Workshop Bochum, 2008-03-05 - 2008-03-07, Bochum.

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Abstract

Urban planning requires up-to date spatial information of various aspects of the city. Most of this information is collected by digitising from aerial imagery or time consuming field surveys. (Semi-) automatic multi sensor remote sensing provides advantages for area-wide and fast data collection. For remote sensing of urban areas, high spatial and spectral resolution is needed. Therefore hy-perspectral HyMap data with a resolution of 4 m is selected. Urban structure is identified as an important indicator for urban planning. The urban structures are characterised by urban objects, which can be identified by surface material. The objective of this study is to evaluate the potential of the selected sensors for automatic mapping of urban structures for a test area in the Munich region. Urban structures are identified per building block. The surface material is derived from the hyper-spectral image using an unmixing approach. This is carried out with and without the support of a building mask. Many urban objects that are characteristic for urban structures can be recognised in the identified surface material map. Problems occur in case of small buildings and streets, because trees are overshadowing them. Using a building mask is an advantage for reducing the confusion between roof and ground materials, but it also causes an underestimation of the building area, due to inac-curate co-registration. Further research will focus on first, the improvement of surface material identification using additional thermal information and second, on automating urban structure mapping, assisted with additional information of a digital surface model.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Potential of hyperspectral remote sensing for characterisation of urban structure in Munich
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Heldens, WiekeUniversität Würzburg
Esch, ThomasUNSPECIFIED
Heiden, UtaUNSPECIFIED
Dech, StefanUNSPECIFIED
Date:5 March 2008
Journal or Publication Title:Remote Sensing - New Challenges of High Resolution
Refereed publication:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 94-103
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Jürgens, CarstenUNSPECIFIED
Status:Published
Keywords:hyperspectral, HyMAP, urban structures, spectroscopy, linear spectral unmixing
Event Title:EARSeL Joint Workshop Bochum
Event Location:Bochum
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2008-03-05 - 2008-03-07
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
Deposited By: Dr.rer.nat. Uta Heiden
Deposited On:11 Aug 2008
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 15:04

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