The Spatial and Temporal Nature of Urban Objects

Part of the Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing book series (RDIP, volume 10)


The purpose of this chapter is to examine, from an application perspective, the utility of remote sensing to collect data on urban and suburban areas for Urban Planning and Management (UPM). Specifically, the chapter discusses the use of remote sensing at two different spatial levels, the information needs with respect to monitoring planned and unplanned development, and the optimal spatial and temporal requirements for images used in this regard.


Urban Land Informal Settlement Site Development Land Occupation Urban Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation of the University of TwenteEnschedeThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Centre for Advanced Spatial AnalysisUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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