315 pages | 36 Color Illus. | 107 B/W Illus.
Urban Remote Sensing, Second Edition assembles a team of professional experts to provide a much-needed update on the applications of remote sensing technology to urban and suburban areas. This book reflects new developments in spaceborne and airborne sensors, image processing methods and techniques, and wider applications of urban remote sensing to meet societal and economic challenges. In various sections of the book the authors address methods for upscaling urban feature extraction to the global scale, new methods in mapping and detecting urban landscape features and structures, and mapping and monitoring urbanization in developing countries. Additionally, readers are provided with valuable case studies such as the HEAT (Heat Energy Assessment Technologies) project in Calgary, Canada and the use of VHR (very high resolution) satellite monitoring in Salzburg, Austria to tackle challenges of urban green planning.
"This volume is an indispensable update of the 1st edition. The inclusion of new sensors, state-of-the art image processing techniques and practical applications makes this a must-have for urban remote sensing scientists."
— Karen C. Seto, Yale University, Connecticut, USA
"This book provides a comprehensive overview of new developments in urban remote sensing, including novel techniques for image/signal processing applied to the monitoring of urban areas, and wider applications of urban remote sensing in order to meet societal and economic challenges. The book also covers other important aspects such as data, sensors, and systems for urban remote sensing, as well as applications for assessing and modeling urban landscape compositions, patterns, and structures. It is a fundamental reference for students, researchers, and practitioners interested in conducting in-depth studies and research on urban remote sensing."
— Antonio J. Plaza, University of Extremadura, Cáceres, Spain
Remote sensing of urban areas is a very hot topic. This second edition of Urban Remote Sensing is both important and timely. It covers all major aspects of the field contributed by leading experts.
—Jón Atli Benediktsson, University of Iceland
Part I Data, Sensors, and Systems Considerations and Algorithms for Urban Feature Extraction.
The Global Urban Footprint.
Thomas Esch, Wieke Heldens, and Andreas Hirner
Development of On-Demand Human Settlement Mapping System using Historical Satellite Archives.
Hiroyuki Miyazaki and Ryosuke Shibasaki
Morphological Building Index (MBI) and Its Applications to Urban Areas.
Xin Huang and Tao Zhang
Part II Assessing and modeling urban landscape compositions, patterns and structures.
Stereo-Based Building Roof Mapping in Urban Off-Nadir VHR Satellite Images: Challenges and Solutions.
Alaeldin Suliman and Yun Zhang
Beyond Built-Up: The Internal Makeup of Urban Areas.
Benjamin Bechtel, Martino Pesaresi, Aneta J. Florczyk, and Gerald Mills
Urban Change Detection Utilizing High Resolution Optical Images Taken from Different Viewing-Angles and Different Platforms.
Shabnam Jabari and Yun Zhang
Part III Monitoring, analyzing, and modeling urban growth.
Urbanisation in India: Patterns, Visualisation of Cities and Greenhouse Gas Inventory for Developing an Urban Observatory.
Bharath Haridas Aithal, Maysore Chandrashekar Chandan, Shivamurthy Vinay, and T.V. Ramachandra
Mapping Imperious Surface in the Greater Hanoi Area, Vietnam from Time Series Landsat Image, 1988 - 2015.
Hung Q. Ha and Qihao Weng
City in desert: Mapping subpixel urban impervious surface area in a desert environment using spectral unmixing and machine learning methods.
Chengbin Deng and Weiying Lin
Application of Remote Sensing and Cellular Automata Model to Analyze and Simulate Urban Density Changes.
Santiago Linares and Natasha Picone
Part IV Urban Planning and Socioeconomic Applications.
Developing Multiscale HEAT Scores from H-Res Airborne Thermal Infrared Imagery to Support Urban Energy Efficiency: Challenges Moving Forward.
Bharanidharan Hemachandran, Geoffrey J. Hay, Mir Mustafiz Rahman, Isabelle Couloigner, Yilong Zhang, Bilal Karim, Tak S. Fung, and Christopher D. Kyle
Air Quality and Health Monitoring In Urban Areas Using EO and Clinical Data.
Andrea Marinoni and Paolo Gamba
Urban Green Mapping and Valuation.
Stefan Lang, Thomas Blaschke, Gyula Kothencz, and Daniel Hölbling