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Global Mapping of Human Settlement

Experiences, Datasets, and Prospects, 1st Edition

Edited by Paolo Gamba, Martin Herold

CRC Press

374 pages

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The use of remote sensors for human settlement mapping and monitoring holds great promise for numerous fields of study, including urban planning and global environmental change and sustainability. While the potential for this technology is difficult to measure, achieving useful results at a regional or global level is but a recent accomplishment. G

Table of Contents

Global Urban Issues: A Primer. Some Recommendations for Global Efforts in Urban Monitoring and Assessments from Remote Sensing. A Methodology to Quantify Built-Up Structures from Optical VHR Imagery. The Color of Cities: An Overview of Urban Spectral Diversity. A New Map of Global Urban Extent from MODIS Remote Sensing Data Based on an Urban Ecoregion Approach. Global Urban Mapping Based on Nighttime Lights. More Than a Name: Why Is Global Urban Population Mapping a GRUMPy Proposition? Global Mapping of Human Settlement: Experiences, Datasets, and Prospects. The Urban Environmental Monitoring/100 Cities Project: Legacy of the First Phase and Next Steps. Megacities: Hints for Risk Management Using EO Data. Improving Urban Monitoring Toward a European Urban Atlas. Semantic Characterization of Human Settlement Areas: Critical Issues to be Considered. Comparison of Global Urban Maps. The Role of SAR Sensors. Future EO Sensors of Relevance- Integrated Perspective for Global Urban Monitoring. Methods and Challenges for Using High-Temporal Resolution Data for Monitoring Urban Growth.

About the Editors

Paolo Gamba is an associate professor of Telecommunications at the University of Pavia in Italy. Martin Herold coordinates the European Space Agency Global Observation for Forest and Land Cover Dynamics Project Office at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems