Analysis of urban growth using multi-temporal satellite data in Istanbul, Turkey

MAKTAV D., Erbek F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF REMOTE SENSING, vol.26, no.4, pp.797-810, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Uncontrolled population growth, especially, in developing countries causes serious problems. such as scarcity of food. informal settlements. environmental pollution. destruction of ecological structure. unemployment. etc. This phenomenon will require advanced methodologies. such as space technologies. to enable city planners. economists. environmentalists. ecologists and resource managers to Solve these problems. In Turkey. as a result of the undesired population growth. new settlements are continuously appearing and adverse developments and changes are occurring in the presently populated areas. In Turkey's major cities. such as in Istanbul. Izmir. Ankara. Adana. Bursa and Antalya. Which have been mass migrations of people. considerable urban developments and changes have occurred- Consequently the mostly negative impacts of uncontrolled population growth on the urban environment must be monitored continuously.