Urban Growth Analysis and Remote Sensing

A Case Study of Kolkata, India 1980–2010

  • Basudeb Bhatta

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 89-106

About this book


This book documents research conducted on the analysis of urban growth and sprawl by using remote sensing data and GIS techniques. The research was conducted between 1980-2010 in the city of Kolkata, India. The aim of the research was to use metrics that were less demanding in terms of data and computation than normal metrics. However, it has been found that most of them were inferior in capturing insights of urban sprawl. For this book, some of these metrics have therefore been modified and new ones are proposed. The research focuses on problems associated with the analysis of urban growth by using remote sensing data from a technological perspective.


Entropy Geographic Information Sytems (GIS) India Kolkata Remote sensing cities Sprawl metric Urban development Urban growth Urban sprawl

Authors and affiliations

  • Basudeb Bhatta
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. Computer Science & Engineering, Computer Aided Design CentreJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4697-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4698-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4165
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4173
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