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Monitoring and assessment of urban environments using space-borne earth observation data

Esch, Thomas and Dech, Stefan and Roth, Achim and Schmidt, Michael and Taubenböck, Hannes and Heldens, Wieke and Thiel, Michael and Wurm, Michael and Klein, Doris (2009) Monitoring and assessment of urban environments using space-borne earth observation data. Urban and Regional Data Management. Taylor & Francis Group. ISBN 0415556422.

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Abstract

Urban sprawl is one of the most dynamic processes in the context of global land use transformations. The rapid urbanization and the enormous dynamics of changes in urban environments involve considerable challenges in terms of observing, analyzing and understand-ing the complex processes forming metropolitan areas. Hence, effective and sustainable urban management increasingly demands alternative concepts and techniques to obtain up-to-date in-formation on the status and development of urban systems. Spaceborne earth observation (EO) has become a promising tool to provide updated geo-information on the location, shape and morphology of built-up areas on various spatio-temporal scales showing therefore the dynamics of urbanization. Also the socio-economic aspects linked to urban environments can be assessed. For each of these application areas we provide an example to demonstrate the applicability and benefits of remote sensing data and techniques in terms of a monitoring and assessment of ur-ban agglomerations. This includes the development of methods for the delineation of urban footprints, the characterization of the urban morphology, the modeling of imperviousness and the assessment of vulnerability and risk.

Document Type:Proceedings
Title:Monitoring and assessment of urban environments using space-borne earth observation data
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Esch, ThomasThomas.Esch@dlr.de
Dech, StefanStefan.Dech@dlr.de
Roth, AchimAchim.Roth@dlr.de
Schmidt, MichaelMichael.Schmidt@dlr.de
Taubenböck, HannesHannes.Taubenboeck@dlr.de
Heldens, WiekeWieke.Heldens@dlr.de
Thiel, MichaelMichael.Thiel@uni-wuerzburg.de
Wurm, MichaelMichael.Wurm@dlr.de
Klein, DorisDoris.Klein@uni-wuerzburg.de
Date:July 2009
Number of Pages:14
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Krek, A.UNSPECIFIED
Rumor, M.UNSPECIFIED
Zlatanova, S.UNSPECIFIED
Fendel, E.UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
Series Name:Urban and Regional Data Management
ISBN:0415556422
Status:Published
Keywords:Urban planning, Spatial planning, Remote Sensing, Data management, Sustainability, Vulnerability
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. Thomas Esch
Deposited On:07 Jul 2009 08:28
Last Modified:02 Nov 2009 16:22

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