Re-envisioning Advances in Remote Sensing: Urbanization, Disasters and Planning aims at portraying varied advancements in remote sensing applications, particularly in the fields of urbanization, disaster management and regional planning perspectives. The book is organized into three sections of overlapping areas of research covering chief remote sensing applications. Apart from introducing the advances in remote sensing through Indian remote sensing developments, it depicts the broader themes of: urbanization and its impacts; geospatial technology for disaster management; and, remote sensing applications in models and planning. It also provides outlook to future research agenda for remote sensing.
• Depicts advances in remote sensing in major fields through applications of geospatial technologies.
• Covers remote sensing applications in varied aspects of urbanization, urban problems and disasters.
• Includes advancements in remote sensing in model building and planning perspectives.
• Analyses the usage of smartphones and other digital devices in mapping urban problems and monitoring disaster risks.
• Explores future agenda for remote sensing advances and its ever-widening horizon.
This book would be of interest to all the researchers and graduate students pursuing studies in the fields of remote sensing, GIS, geospatial technologies, urbanizations, disaster management, regional planning, environmental sciences, natural resource management and related fields.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Re-envisioning Advances in Remote Sensing
PART I Urbanization and Its Impact
Chapter 1 Dynamics of Urban Land Use and Its Impact on Land Surface Temperature (LST) in Aligarh City, Uttar Pradesh
Saleha Jamal, Ishfaq Hussain Malik, and Wani Suhail Ahmad
Chapter 2 Use of a Smartphone to Map Noise Pollution: A Case Study of Ludhiana City
Harpinder Singh and Dheeraj Gambhir
Chapter 3 An Assessment of Green Spaces under the Smart Cities Mission: The Case of Qaiserbagh ABD Area of Lucknow City
Simran Purswani and Bhawna Bali
Chapter 4 Impact on Land Surface Temperature and Urban Heat Island Due to Land Use/Land Cover Change in Dhaka Metropolitan Area, Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques
Abdullah-Al- Faisal, Md Shahinoor Rahman, Abdulla-Al Kafy, Sumita Roy, Abdur Rouf Khan, and Md Mostafizur Rahman
PART II Geospatial Technology for Disaster Management
Chapter 5 Spatio-Environmental Distribution of Drought Disaster Events: A Space-Based Approach using Terra-MODIS Vegetation Index
Israel R. Orimoloye, Olusola O. Ololade, and Johannes A. Belle
Chapter 6 Sustainable Management of Waterlogged and Salt-affected Areas through Geospatial Technology: A Case Study of Central Haryana
Sandeep Kumar, V. S. Arya, Ashok Beniwal, and Manoj
Chapter 7 Flood Risk Assessment and Analysis of Kashmir Valley Floor
Ishfaq Hussain Malik
Chapter 8 Remote Sensing Applications in Landslide Susceptibility Index Mapping of Rangamati District, Bangladesh
Nur Hussain, Muhammad Rizwan, Mohd. Shamsul Alam, and Li Suju
Chapter 9 Remote Sensing Application in Landslide Assessments: Case of Kotropi in Himachal Himalayas
Kapil Batra and Neeru Kaushal
Chapter 10 Geospatial Techniques to Quantify Urban Change: The Case of Harare, Zimbabwe
James Magidi, Luxon Nhamo, Webster Gumindoga, Paidamwoyo Mhangara, Walter Musakwa, Sylvester Mpandeli, and Tafadzwanashe Mabhaudhi
PART III Remote Sensing Applications in Models and Planning
Chapter 11 Remote Sensing & GIS-based Site Identification for Solid Waste Management of Amritsar Municipal Corporation, Punjab, India
Chapter 12 Use of Remote Sensing Techniques in Land Degradation Mapping
Nusrat Rafique, Durdanah Mattoo, Sajad Ahmad Mir, Tahir Hussain Muntazari
Chapter 13 Feasibility Analysis of a Railway Route using Remote Sensing/Geoinformatics and Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) Techniques
Rashmi Chandan and Chandan Kumar Boraiaha
Chapter 14 Comparing Performance of Inverse Distance Weighting and Modified Shepard Interpolation Models with Different Sampling Arrangements: A Case Study
Dheera Kalota and Mohammad Firoz Khan
Chapter 15 Application of Remote Sensing in the Groundwater Potential Analysis of Developing Countries
Sajad Ahmad Mir, Durdanah Mattoo, M Sultan Bhat, and G M Rather
Chapter 16 Remote Sensing Applications in Identification of Villages on the Basis of Intensity of Problems in Physical Resources in the Kandi Region of Punjab
Rajesh Jolly and Ripudaman Singh
Conclusion: Outlook to Future Research Agenda
Ripudaman Singh, presently teaching as Professor of Geography at Amity University, Noida (Since September 2021). After completing his doctoral research from Panjab University, Chandigarh through UGC-JRF/SRF fellowships, he has been faculty to various institutions including Post Graduate Government College, Sector-11, Chandigarh (2005-2010); Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (2010-2011); and Lyallpur Khalsa College, Jalandhar (2011-2012), and Lovely Professional University, Phagwara (2012 to 2021). He has also served Government College, Hoshiarpur (2004) on honorary basis and Panjab University, Chandigarh as Guest Faculty (2005-2006). He has been a recipient of ‘Young Geographers Award’ from National Association of Geographers, India (NAGI) in 2005. He has special interest in Development Geography, Remote Sensing & GIS, Geography of India, Political Geography, Regional Development & Planning and Disaster Management. He has published more than sixty research papers in reputed international and national journals and four books to his credit. His other two books are under publication.