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Validation of the DLR Global Urban Footprint in rural areas: A case study for Burkina Faso

Mück, Matthias and Klotz, Martin and Taubenböck, Hannes (2017) Validation of the DLR Global Urban Footprint in rural areas: A case study for Burkina Faso. In: Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017, pp. 1-4. IEEE. Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), 06.-08. März 2017, Dubai, VAE.

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Earth observation from space has often been used for the mapping of settlements on a global scale. The recently developed Global Urban Footprint (GUF - 2011/2013) aims at a global settlement classification with an improved geometric resolution based on data from the TerraSAR-X/TanDEM-X missions. Due to manifold challenges the settlement classifications are subject to distinct accuracy variations across global landscapes. This study presents a systematic accuracy assessment of the GUF product for the case study of Burkina Faso, an African country characterized by mainly rural, small-scale and fragmented settlement structures. As a first step, we conduct a relative, non site-specific comparison of available national and global human settlement layers (HSL) on national scale by the quantification of total settlement areas and derived density measures. In a second step, we aim at an absolute accuracy assessment on local scale using appropriate reference data. Therefore we use absolute accuracy measures based on the error matrix as well as pattern-based evaluation techniques with regard to physical settlement variations such as settlement size. Results clearly show the enhanced mapping capabilities of new high resolution global settlement products such as the GUF, especially for rural areas.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/111527/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Validation of the DLR Global Urban Footprint in rural areas: A case study for Burkina Faso
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Mück, Matthiasmatthias.mueck (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Klotz, MartinMartin.Klotz (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Taubenböck, Hanneshannes.taubenboeck (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-4360-9126
Date:March 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE) 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 1-4
Keywords:Global Urban Footprint, remote sensing, Settlement, accuracy assessment, validation
Event Title:Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE)
Event Location:Dubai, VAE
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:06.-08. März 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Remote sensing and geoscience, R - Vorhaben Zivile Kriseninformation und Georisiken (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Taubenböck, Dr. Hannes
Deposited On:27 Mar 2017 14:28
Last Modified:27 Mar 2017 14:28

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