The V-I-S Model: Quantifying the Urban Environment

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

Abstract

This chapter emphasizes the ecological nature of urban places and introduces the V-I-S (Vegetation-Impervious surface-Soil) model for use by remote sensing to characterize, map, and quantify the ecological composition of urban/peri-urban environments. The model serves not only as a basis for biophysical and human system analysis, but also serves as a basis for detecting and measuring morphological/environmental change of urban places over time.

Keywords

Sugar Transportation Income Radar Turkey 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeographyBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of UtahSalt Lake CityUSA

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