Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas

  • Tarek Rashed
  • Carsten Jürgens

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theoretical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 12-12
    2. Maik Netzband, Carsten Jürgens
      Pages 1-9
  3. Theoretical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 12-12
    2. Elena Besussi, Nancy Chin, Michael Batty, Paul Longley
      Pages 13-31
    3. John R. Weeks
      Pages 33-45
    4. Martin Herold, Dar A. Roberts
      Pages 47-65
    5. Richard Sliuzas, Monika Kuffer, Ian Masser
      Pages 67-84
    6. Renee M. Gluch, Merrill K. Ridd
      Pages 85-116
  4. Techniques and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 118-118
    2. Patrick Hostert
      Pages 165-179
    3. Elisabeth Schöpfer, Stefan Lang, Josef Strobl
      Pages 181-192
    4. Thierry Ranchin, Lucien Wald
      Pages 193-218
    5. Andy Kwarteng, Christopher Small
      Pages 267-287
    6. Meshgan Mohammad Al-Awar, Farouk El-Baz
      Pages 313-328
    7. Paul C. Sutton, Matthew J. Taylor, Christopher D. Elvidge
      Pages 329-348
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 349-352

About this book


"Remote Sensing of Urban and Suburban Areas" provides instructors with a text reference that has a logical and easy-to-follow flow of topics around which they can structure the syllabi of their urban remote sensing courses. Topics have been chosen to bridge the gap between remote sensing and urban studies through a better understanding of the science that underlies both fields. In so doing, the book includes 17 chapters written by leading international experts in respected fields to provide a balanced coverage of fundamental issues in both remote sensing and urban studies. Emphasis is placed on: theoretical and practical issues in contemporary urban studies and remote sensing; the spectral, spatial and temporal requirements of remotely sensed data in relation to various urban phenomena; methods and techniques for analyzing and integrating remotely sensed data and image processing with geographic information systems to address urban problems; and examples of applications in which applying remote sensing to tackle urban problems is deemed useful and important. This book will be of interest to university instructors, advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers in the fields of geography, architecture, engineering and urban planning. - Logical and easy-to-follow flow of topics around which university instructors can structure the syllabuses of their urban remote sensing courses - Set-up of chapters contains educational aids such as learning objectives, summarizing text boxes, exercises and learning activities at the end of each chapter.


GIS Object-based image analysis Remote Sensing Spatial Analysis Urban Areas Urban Geography image processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Tarek Rashed
    • 1
  • Carsten Jürgens
    • 2
  1. 1.House (GSAREH)Geospatial Applied Research ExpertAustinUSA
  2. 2.Geography DepartmentRuhr-University BochumBochumGermany

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