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The spatial network of megaregions – Types of connectivity between cities based on settlement patterns derived from EO-data.

Taubenböck, Hannes and Wiesner, Michael (2015) The spatial network of megaregions – Types of connectivity between cities based on settlement patterns derived from EO-data. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 54, pp. 165-180. Elsevier. doi: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2015.07.001. ISSN 0198-9715.

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Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0198971515300016


Megaregions are important phenomena of globalization's new urban scale and form. These regions are considered the drivers of global economy, innovation, technology and the labor market. In combination with the global megatrend of urbanization, new dimensions and patterns are evolving conceptualized e.g. by this term ‘megaregion’. Using multi-source and multi-temporal satellite data we classify urban footprints and their spatial evolution since the 1970s of five selected megaregions across the globe, namely the megaregions of Southern California anchord by Los Angeles in USA and the Mexican border area, the mega-region São Paulo–Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, the Nile delta anchord by Cairo in Egypt, the mega-region Amsterdam–Rotterdam, Ruhr–Cologne, Brussels–Antwerp and Lille in Europe, and the megaregion Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong in China. Based on this geospatial data set, we develop a spatial metric to measure spatial connectivity between cities based on the continuity of settlement patterns. The network of cities within the particular megaregions is based on demographic information. The result is on the one hand an evaluation of the spatial continuity of settlements between the cities within the networks. On the other hand, comparisons whether the settlement patterns in megaregions across the globe are similar or not are performed. We conclude with the finding that three types of megaregions can be spatially classified and one suggested megaregion is spatially not yet connected.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/98108/
Document Type:Article
Title:The spatial network of megaregions – Types of connectivity between cities based on settlement patterns derived from EO-data.
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Journal or Publication Title:Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 165-180
Keywords:Megaregion; Urban remote sensing; Earth observation; Urban footprint; Spatial metrics; Spatial patterns; Classification; Urban growth
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Earth Observation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Geoscientific remote sensing and GIS methods, R - Vorhaben Zivile Kriseninformation und Georisiken (old)
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
German Remote Sensing Data Center > Land Surface
Deposited By: Taubenböck, Prof. Dr. Hannes
Deposited On:14 Sep 2015 10:20
Last Modified:06 Sep 2019 15:24

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