The Operational Use of Remote Sensing in Municipalities

A Global Expert-based Study

  • Arthur┬áLehner

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 71-84

About this book


This book presents the operational use of remote sensing in municipalities for urban planning purposes. Through a unique study among more than 70 cities and institutions in 41 countries, it reveals the remaining gap of knowledge and awareness for remote sensing data, methods, and instruments. It sheds light on the uncertainties and shows what remote sensing data are acquired and by which departments they are used. The tasks and activities remote sensing data are used for, are extensively presented. In the times of open government data, digital citizenship and participation movements, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the topic and intends to raise the awareness for the importance of remote sensing to the society.


Urban remote sensing Urban planning City administration Geodata management Municipalities Remote sensing data Open government data Digital citizenship Europe North America South America Asia Africa Oceania

Authors and affiliations

  • Arthur┬áLehner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeoinformaticsUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-23799-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-23800-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4165
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4173
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