Remote sensing of urban areas


MAKTAV D., Erbek F. , JURGENS C.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, vol.26, no.4, pp.655-659, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/01431160512331316469
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING
  • Page Numbers: pp.655-659

Abstract

The rapid development of world-wide urbanization causes many problems. such as infrastructure planning uncontrolled urban sprawl and a concentration of resources at the expense of the surrounding countryside. Hence, planners and resource managers need a reliable mechanism to assess the consequences of urbanization quickly and effectively. Today. remote sensing and GIS are the new technologies that can help to solve these problems with up-to-date spatial information. This paper examines remote sensing of urban areas from the point of view of developed and developing countries.