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Urban structure analysis of mega city Mexico City using multisensoral remote sensing data

Taubenböck, Hannes and Esch, Thomas and Wurm, Michael and Thiel, Michael and Ullmann, Tobias and Roth, Achim and Schmidt, Michael and Mehl, Harald and Dech, Stefan (2008) Urban structure analysis of mega city Mexico City using multisensoral remote sensing data. Spie Europe Remote Sensing 2008, 15.-18. Sep. 2008, Cardiff, Wales.

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Mega city Mexico City is ranked the third largest urban agglomeration to date around the globe. The large extension as well as dynamic urban transformation and sprawl processes lead to a lack of up-to-date and area-wide data and information to measure, monitor, and understand the urban situation. This paper focuses on the capabilities of multisensoral remotely sensed data to provide a broad range of products derived from one scientific field – remote sensing – to support urban managing and planning. Therefore optical data sets from the Landsat and Quickbird sensors as well as radar data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) and the TerraSAR-X sensor are utilised. Using the multi-sensoral data sets the analysis are scale-dependent. On the one hand change detection on city level utilising the derived urban footprints enables to monitor and to assess spatiotemporal urban transformation, areal dimension of urban sprawl, its direction, and the built-up density distribution over time. On the other hand, structural characteristics of an urban landscape – the alignment and types of buildings, streets and open spaces – provide insight in the very detailed physical pattern of urban morphology on higher scale. The results show high accuracies of the derived multi-scale products. The multi-scale analysis allows quantifying urban processes and thus leading to an assessment and interpretation of urban trends.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Urban structure analysis of mega city Mexico City using multisensoral remote sensing data
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Taubenböck, Hanneshannes.taubenboeck@dlr.de
Wurm, Michaelmichael.wurm@dlr.de
Ullmann, TobiasUNSPECIFIED
Schmidt, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Date:September 2008
Refereed publication:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-12
Keywords:Mega city, Urban structure analysis, Urban Remote Sensing, Planning
Event Title:Spie Europe Remote Sensing 2008
Event Location:Cardiff, Wales
Event Type:Conference
Event Dates:15.-18. Sep. 2008
Organizer:SPIE Europe
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W - no assignement
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W - no assignement
DLR - Research theme (Project):W -- no assignement (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Environment and Security
Deposited By: Michael Wurm
Deposited On:13 Aug 2009 14:15
Last Modified:12 Dec 2013 20:38

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