Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas by Tarek RashedRemote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas by Tarek Rashed

Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas

byTarek RashedEditorCarsten Jürgens

Paperback | September 5, 2012

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"Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas" provides instructors with a text reference that has a logical and easy-to-follow flow of topics around which they can structure the syllabi of their urban remote sensing courses. Topics have been chosen to bridge the gap between remote sensing and urban studies through a better understanding of the science that underlies both fields. In so doing, the book includes 17 chapters written by leading international experts in respected fields to provide a balanced coverage of fundamental issues in both remote sensing and urban studies. Emphasis is placed on: theoretical and practical issues in contemporary urban studies and remote sensing; the spectral, spatial and temporal requirements of remotely sensed data in relation to various urban phenomena; methods and techniques for analyzing and integrating remotely sensed data and image processing with geographic information systems to address urban problems; and examples of applications in which applying remote sensing to tackle urban problems is deemed useful and important.

Title:Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban AreasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pagesPublished:September 5, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9400732406

ISBN - 13:9789400732407


Table of Contents

AcknowledgmentList of contributors1. Urban and Suburban Areas as a Research Topic for Remote SensingMaik Netzband and Carsten JürgensPart I Theoretical Aspects2. The Structure and Form of Urban SettlementsElena Besussi, Nancy Chin, Michael Batty, and Paul Longley3. Defining Urban AreasJohn R. Weeks4. The Spectral Dimension in Urban Remote SensingMartin Herold and Dar A. Roberts5. The Spatial and Temporal Nature of Urban ObjectsRichard Sliuzas, Monika Kuffer, and Ian Masser6. The V-I-S Model: Quantifying the Urban EnvironmentRenee M. Gluch, Merrill K. RiddPart II Techniques and Applications7. A Survey of the Evolution of Remote Sensing Imaging Systems and Urban Remote Sensing ApplicationsDebbie Fugate, Elena Tarnavsky, and Douglas Stow8. Classification of Urban Areas: Inferring Land Use from the Interpretation of Land CoverVictor Mesev9. Processing Techniques for Hyperspectral DataPatrick Hostert10. Segmentation and Object-based Image AnalysisElisabeth Schöpfer, Stefan Lang and Josef Strobl11. Data Fusion in Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban AreasThierry Rancin and Lucien Wald12. Characterization and Monitoring of Urban/Peri-urban Ecological Function and Landscape Structure Using Satellite DataWilliam L. Stefanov and Maik Netzband13. Remote Sensing of Desert Cities in Developing CountriesMohamed Ait Belaid14. Remote Sensing of Urban Environmental ConditionsAndy Kwarteng and Christopher Small15. Remote Sensing of Urban Land Use Change in Developing Countries: An Example from Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, TurkeyDerya Maktav and Filiz Sunar Erbek16. Using Satellite Images in Policing Urban EnvironmentsMeshgan Al-Awar and Farouk El-Baz17. Using DMSP OLS Imagery to Characterize Urban Populations in Developed and Developing CountriesPaul. C. Sutton, Matthew J. Taylor, and Christopher D. ElvidgeIndex

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"The book presents theoretical issues and worthwhile practical applications of remote sensing of urban and suburban environments. . book provides dedicated contributions to several topics of fundamental importance, especially for undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers and practitioners. . a valuable contribution to the current discussions regarding remote sensing of urban settlements." (Tobias Matusch and Nima Ahmadian, Erde, Vol. 143 (3), 2012)