Geomatic Approaches for Modeling Land Change Scenarios

  • María Teresa Camacho Olmedo
  • Martin Paegelow
  • Jean-François  Mas
  • Francisco  Escobar

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. M. T. Camacho Olmedo, M. Paegelow, J. F. Mas, F. Escobar
    Pages 1-8
  3. Concepts and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. J. F. Mas, M. Paegelow, M. T. Camacho Olmedo
      Pages 11-25
    3. M. T. Camacho Olmedo, J. F. Mas, M. Paegelow
      Pages 27-51
    4. M. Paegelow, M. T. Camacho Olmedo, J. F. Mas
      Pages 53-80
    5. F. Escobar, H. van Delden, R. Hewitt
      Pages 81-97
  4. Methodological Developments and Case Studies: Methodological Developments

  5. Methodological Developments and Case Studies: Case Studies

  6. Technical Notes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 419-419
    2. J.F. Mas, H. Rodrigues
      Pages 421-424
    3. M.T. Camacho Olmedo, J.F. Mas
      Pages 425-428
    4. J.F. Mas
      Pages 429-431
    5. M. Paegelow
      Pages 437-440
    6. M.T. Camacho Olmedo, J.F. Mas
      Pages 441-445
    7. M. Paegelow
      Pages 447-449
    8. H. Taud, J.F. Mas
      Pages 451-455
    9. M.T. Camacho Olmedo
      Pages 457-460
    10. F. Escobar
      Pages 461-464
    11. J.F. Mas
      Pages 469-471
  7. Short Presentations About the Modeling Software Packages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 473-473
    2. J. R. Eastman, J. Toledano
      Pages 481-484
    3. J. van Vliet, P. H. Verburg
      Pages 485-492
    4. H. Rodrigues, B. Soares-Filho
      Pages 493-498
    5. J. R. Eastman, J. Toledano
      Pages 499-505
    6. J. P. Antoni
      Pages 507-509
    7. H. van Delden, R. Vanhout
      Pages 511-519
    8. K. C. Clarke
      Pages 521-525

About this book


This book provides a detailed overview of the concepts, techniques, applications, and methodological approaches involved in land use and cover change (LUCC) modeling, also known simply as land change modeling. More than 40 international experts in this field have participated in this book, which illustrates recent advances in LUCC modeling with examples from North and South America, the Middle East, and Europe. Given the broad range of geomatic approaches available, it helps readers select the approach that best meets their needs. The book is structured into five parts preceded by a foreword written by Roger White and a general introduction. Part I consists of four chapters, each of which focuses on a specific stage in the modeling process: calibration, simulation, validation, and scenarios. It presents and explains the fundamental ideas and concepts underlying LUCC modeling. This is complemented by a comparative analysis of the selected software packages, practically applied in various case studies in Part II and Part III. Part II discusses recently proposed methodological developments that have enhanced modeling procedures and results while Part III offers case studies as well as interesting, innovative methodological proposals. Part IV revises different fundamental techniques used in LUCC modeling and finally Part V describes the best-known software packages used in the applications presented in Parts II and III.


Land Use and Cover Change Geomatic Simulations Geomatic Solutions Geomatic Scenarios Geomatic Validation Geomatic Modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • María Teresa Camacho Olmedo
    • 1
  • Martin Paegelow
    • 2
  • Jean-François  Mas
    • 3
  • Francisco  Escobar
    • 4
  1. 1.Departamento de Análisis Geográfico Regional y Geografía FísicaUniversidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Département de Géographie, Aménagement, EnvironnementUniversité Toulouse Jean JaurèsToulouseFrance
  3. 3.Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía AmbientalUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)MoreliaMexico
  4. 4.Department of Geology, Geography and Environmental SciencesUniversity of AlcaláAlcalá de HenaresSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-60800-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-60801-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-2246
  • Series Online ISSN 1863-2351
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