Analysis of Urban Growth and Sprawl from Remote Sensing Data

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 3, 2010 - Science - 172 pages

This book provides a comprehensive discussion on urban growth and sprawl, and how they can be analyzed using remote sensing imageries. It compiles views of numerous researchers that help in understanding the urban growth and sprawl; their patterns, process, causes, consequences, and countermeasures; how remote sensing data and geographic information system techniques can be used in mapping, monitoring, measuring, analyzing, and simulating the urban growth and sprawl; and what are the merits and demerits of available methods and models.

This book will be of value for the scientists and researchers engaged in urban geographic research, especially using remote sensing imageries. This book will serve as a rigours literature review for them. Post graduate students of urban geography or urban/regional planning may refer this book as additional studies. This book may help the academicians for preparing lecture notes and delivering lectures. Industry professionals may also be benefited from the discussed methods and models along with numerous citations.



1 Urban Growth and Sprawl
2 Causes and Consequences of Urban Growthand Sprawl
3 Towards Sustainable Development and Smart Growth
4 Remote Sensing GIS and Urban Analysis
5 Mapping and Monitoring Urban Growth
6 Measurement and Analysis of Urban Growth
7 Modelling and Simulation of Urban Growth
8 Limitations of Urban Growth Analysis

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About the author (2010)

The author is currently a Course Coordinator in the Computer Aided Design Centre of Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has more than 13 years of industrial, teaching and research experience in remote sensing, GNSS, and GIS. He has authored numerous research papers and articles in various journals and magazines. He has also authored two textbooks on Remote Sensing, GNSS, and GIS. In recent years he has been engaged with rigorous research on applications of geoinformatics in urban geographic studies