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The vision of mapping the global urban footprint using the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X mission.

Taubenböck, Hannes and Roth, Achim and Esch, Thomas and Felbier, Andreas and Müller, Andreas and Dech, Stefan (2012) The vision of mapping the global urban footprint using the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X mission. In: Taylor & Francis Group. pp. 243-251. ISBN 978-0-415-67491-1.

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Abstract

How much of the Earth’s landmass is urban, and where are these urbanized areas located? Be-cause of the key role of cities in sustaining human civilization and their impact on the environ-ment, there is a substantial need for and interest in global mapping of human settlements. Satel-lite sensors provide one of the few globally existing spatial data sources of observations. The German space mission TanDEM-X will acquire two coverages of the entire landmass for 2011 and 2012. This study presents a developed pixel-based classification approach aiming to extract urban and non-urban structures from single radar imagery. The intended product, the so called ‘urban footprint’ is presented for selected cities, thematically defined and accuracy assessment is carried out. Beyond that sample applications are discussed and one example, the mapping and monitoring of urban growth is applied.

Document Type:Book Section
Title:The vision of mapping the global urban footprint using the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X mission.
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Taubenböck, Hannes hannes.taubenboeck@dlr.de
Roth, AchimAchim.Roth@dlr.de
Esch, ThomasThomas.Esch@dlr.de
Felbier, Andreasandreas.felbier@dlr.de
Müller, Andreasandreas.mueller@dlr.de
Dech, Stefanstefan.dech@dlr.de
Date:2012
Refereed publication:Yes
Page Range:pp. 243-251
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Zlatanova, S.UNSPECIFIED
Ledoux, H.UNSPECIFIED
Fendel, E.UNSPECIFIED
Rumor, M. UNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN:978-0-415-67491-1
Status:Published
Keywords:Urban, Remote Sensing, Global Urban Footprint, TanDEM-X, TerraSAR-X, Classification
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 > Land Surface
Deposited By: Dr. Hannes Taubenböck
Deposited On:09 Jan 2012 09:19
Last Modified:22 Apr 2013 11:14

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