3. Monitoring Urban Land use Changes with Remote Sensing Techniques

  1. Matthias Richter3 and
  2. Ulrike Weiland4
  1. Ellen Banzhaf1 and
  2. Maik Netzband2

Published Online: 13 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch3

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

How to Cite

Banzhaf, E. and Netzband, M. (2011) Monitoring Urban Land use Changes with Remote Sensing Techniques, in Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework (eds M. Richter and U. Weiland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Germany

  2. 4

    Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    Working Group Geomatics, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

  2. 2

    Geomatics, Geography Department, Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333398

Online ISBN: 9781444345025

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Keywords:

  • urban land use monitoring;
  • land use changes and urban ecology;
  • environmental changes;
  • urbanizing landscape;
  • Socioeconomic data and applications Center (SEDAC);
  • urban remote sensing (URS);
  • urban dynamics and ecosystem function;
  • EU-funded project MOLAND;
  • urban heat islands (UHI);
  • urban geo-hazards and environmental geology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Land use changes and their consequences for urban ecology

  • Urban remote sensing (URS) and geographical information systems (GIS) for research in urban ecology

  • Measuring physical characteristics of urban areas with remote sensing technology

  • Global initiatives to measure urban expansion and land use change

  • Regional urban monitoring activities

  • Synthesis and outlook

  • References