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Monitoring Urbanization from Space - Global Mapping of Mega Cities and Settlement Patterns

Esch, Thomas (2013) Monitoring Urbanization from Space - Global Mapping of Mega Cities and Settlement Patterns. JURSE 2013, 21-23 April 2013, Sao Paulo, Brazil .

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The world-wide monitoring of mega cities as well as urban and rural settlements is a key issue to analyze and understand the complex phenomenon of global urbanization. Hence, the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has started two initiatives in support of the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) task ‘SB-04 - Global Urban Observation and Information’: a systematic analysis of the spatio-temporal mega cities development and the Global Urban Footprint project. The mega cities monitoring aims at the quantitative measurement of the spatial growth of all global mega cities over the last 40 years while the Global Urban Footprint initiative addresses the generation of a new global human settlements layer with ~75m ground resolution using data of the German SAR mission TanDEM-X. This presentation provides an overview on both, the mega cities monitoring and the Global Urban Footprint program including a description of the basic methodologies and an illustration of first results.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/83319/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Monitoring Urbanization from Space - Global Mapping of Mega Cities and Settlement Patterns
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Esch, ThomasThomas.Esch (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:EO, Urbanization, Global
Event Title:JURSE 2013
Event Location:Sao Paulo, Brazil
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21-23 April 2013
Organizer:INPE, PUC-Rio
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 - Vorhaben Fernerkundung der Landoberfläche (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Esch, Dr.rer.nat. Thomas
Deposited On:17 Jul 2013 13:46
Last Modified:17 Jul 2013 13:46

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