sUAS Data Integration for Urban Spatial Analysis

  • Tony H. Grubesic
  • Jake R. Nelson


Using sUAS data for urban spatial analysis poses a variety of challenges. From basic, short-term concerns such as formatting, portability, and compatibility with geographic information systems (GIS) to more complex tasks associated with incorporating ground control points (GCPs) and adding supplementary geographic base files for analysis. The purpose of this chapter is to highlight the most efficient strategies for integrating sUAS data with other sources of urban information, including census and cadastral data, as well as a variety of urban/environmental databases typically available for metropolitan locales.


Representation Attributes Data models Vector Raster Geodesy Projections Ground control points Global positioning system Real-time kinetics Post-processed kinematics Data integration Census ZIP codes Cadastral Amenities 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony H. Grubesic
    • 1
  • Jake R. Nelson
    • 1
  1. 1.Geoinformatics and Policy Analytics Lab (GPAL), School of InformationUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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