Urban Remote Sensing

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Qihao Weng, Dale A. Quattrochi
CRC Press, Oct 27, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 432 pages
Driven by advances in technology and societal needs, the next frontier in remote sensing is urban areas. With the advent of high-resolution imagery and more capable techniques, the question has become "Now that we have the technology, how do we use it?" The need for a definitive resource that explores the technology of remote sensing and the issues it can resolve in an urban setting has never been more acute.

Containing contributions from world renowned experts, Urban Remote Sensing provides a review of basic concepts, methodologies, and case studies. Each chapter demonstrates how to apply up-to-date techniques to the problems identified and how to analyze research results.

Organized into five sections, this book:
  • Focuses on data, sensors, and systems considerations as well as algorithms for urban feature extraction
  • Analyzes urban landscapes in terms of composition and structure, especially using sub-pixel analysis techniques
  • Presents methods for monitoring, analyzing, and modeling urban growth
  • Illustrates various approaches to urban planning and socio-economic applications of urban remote sensing
  • Assesses the progress made to date, identifies the existing problems and challenges, and demonstrates new developments and trends in urban remote sensing

This book is ideal for upper division undergraduate and graduate students, however it can also serve as a reference for researchers or those individuals interested in the remote sensing of cities in academia, and governmental and commercial sectors. Urban Remote Sensing examines how to apply remote sensing technology to urban and suburban areas.

 

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Contents

CONTENTS
22
Guoqing Zhou and John A Kelmelis
23
Jie Shan and Aparajithan Sampath
47
Subpixel Analysis of Urban Landscapes
71
Bayesian Spectral Mixture Analysis for Urban Vegetation
91
Urban Mapping with Geospatial Algorithms
109
Applying Imaging Spectrometry in Urban Areas
137
Urban Land Use Prediction Model with Spatiotemporal
165
Assessing Urban Environmental Quality
253
Population Estimation and Interpolation Using
269
Sociodemographic Characterization of Urban Areas
291
Integration of Remote Sensing and Census Data for Assessing
311
Digital orthoimages are a critical component of the national spatial data infrastruc
312
Mapping Human Settlements Using the Middle Infrared
339
New Developments and Trends for Urban Remote Sensing
357
Spectral Resolution in the Context of Very High Resolution
377

Assessing Urban Growth with Subpixel Impervious
179
Remote Sensing and Urban Growth Theory
201
Urban Heat Island Identification and Climatologic Analysis in
223
About the Contributors
393
Index
405
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