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Analysis of Urban Land Use Pattern Based on High Resolution Radar Imagery

Esch, Thomas and Roth, Achim and Dech, Stefan (2006) Analysis of Urban Land Use Pattern Based on High Resolution Radar Imagery. In: 2006 International Geosciences & Remote Sensing Symposium, pp. 3615-3618. IGARSS 2006, 2006-07-31 - 2006-08-01, Denver (USA).

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Radar sensors are capable of acquiring data at day and night, independently of weather or environmental conditions. Hence, radar data is more reliably available than optical imagery. This is particularly important in case of damage assessment and disaster management or -in general- when data must be acquired at specific dates. However, high resolution radar imagery has barely been employed for these purposes so far. A fact that is mainly due to a lack of civil space borne radar systems featuring a ground resolution which is suitable for the analysis of urban structures. Additionally significant difficulties concerning the interpretation of according data over highly structured urban areas occur. The TerraSAR-X system will provide radar imagery with a spatial resolution comparable to actual high resolution optical platforms. Thus, it will afford detailed urban analysis based on space borne radar imagery for the first time. Therefore the German Space Center (DLR) and the German Remote Sensing Data Center (DLR-DFD) respectively, investigates the potential use of high resolution radar data with respect to a support of regional and urban planning authorities. A concept was developed for investigating the potential use of TerraSAR-X data in the context of urban applications. It introduces a temporally and spatially robust approach towards an automated analysis of the urban structure using data of the Experimental Synthetic Aperture Radar (E-SAR) system of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). For that purpose data sets of single-polarised X-band imagery are analysed by means of an object-oriented classification. Additionally C- and multi-polarized L-band data were acquired.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/53559/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Title:Analysis of Urban Land Use Pattern Based on High Resolution Radar Imagery
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Journal or Publication Title:2006 International Geosciences & Remote Sensing Symposium
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Page Range:pp. 3615-3618
Keywords:High Resolution Radar; Urban Land Use
Event Title:IGARSS 2006
Event Location:Denver (USA)
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-07-31 - 2006-08-01
HGF - Research field:other
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - no assignment (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Environment and Security
Deposited By: Cord, Anna
Deposited On:17 Mar 2008
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 14:48

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