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

Acknowledgment List of contributors 1. Urban and Suburban Areas as a Research Topic for Remote Sensing Maik Netzband and Carsten Jürgens Part I Theoretical Aspects 2. The Structure and Form of Urban Settlements Elena Besussi, Nancy Chin, Michael Batty, and Paul Longley 3. Defining Urban Areas John R. Weeks 4. The Spectral Dimension in Urban Remote Sensing Martin Herold and Dar A. Roberts 5. The Spatial and Temporal Nature of Urban Objects Richard Sliuzas, Monika Kuffer, and Ian Masser 6. The V-I-S Model: Quantifying the Urban Environment Renee M. Gluch, Merrill K. Ridd Part II Techniques and Applications 7. A Survey of the Evolution of Remote Sensing Imaging Systems and Urban Remote Sensing Applications Debbie Fugate, Elena Tarnavsky, and Douglas Stow 8. Classification of Urban Areas: Inferring Land Use from the Interpretation of Land Cover Victor Mesev 9. Processing Techniques for Hyperspectral Data Patrick Hostert 10. Segmentation and Object-based Image Analysis Elisabeth Schöpfer, Stefan Lang and Josef Strobl 11. Data Fusion in Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas Thierry Rancin and Lucien Wald 12. Characterization and Monitoring of Urban/Peri-urban Ecological Function and Landscape Structure Using Satellite Data William L. Stefanov and Maik Netzband 13. Remote Sensing of Desert Cities in Developing Countries Mohamed Ait Belaid 14. Remote Sensing of Urban Environmental Conditions Andy Kwarteng and Christopher Small 15. Remote Sensing of Urban Land Use Change in Developing Countries: An Example from Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey Derya Maktav and Filiz Sunar Erbek 16. Using Satellite Images in Policing Urban Environments Meshgan Al-Awar and Farouk El-Baz 17. Using DMSP OLS Imagery to Characterize Urban Populations in Developed and Developing Countries Paul. C. Sutton, Matthew J. Taylor, and Christopher D. Elvidge Index

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)