UNDERSTANDING THE PAST, MANAGING THE FUTURE Remotely sensed analysis of the urban sprawl of Istanbul for supporting decision making for a sustainable future

Altan O., Kemper G.

22nd Congress of the International-Society-for-Photogrammetry-and-Remote-Sensing, Melbourne, Australia, 25 August - 01 September 2012, pp.353-361 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia
  • Page Numbers: pp.353-361
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The GIS based analysis of the land use change of Istanbul delivers a huge and comprehensive database that can be used for further analysis. Trend analysis and scenarios enable a view to the future that highlights the needs for a proper planning. Also the understanding via comparison to other cities assists in order not to copy errors from other cities. GIS in combination with ancillary data open a wide field for managing the future of Istanbul.