Intraurban Population Estimation Using Remotely Sensed Imagery

  • Perry J. Hardin
  • Mark W. Jackson
  • J. Matthew Shumway


Of the Earth’s 6.5 billion human inhabitants, nearly three billion live in urban settlements (UNCHS, 2001). Natural increase, land tenure practices, political policy, environmental degradation, and the dynamics of regional / global economics are largely responsible for the ongoing population shift from rural agrarian regions to cities. This increased urbanization is not just a developing country phenomenon. Urban areas of North America in 1900 were home to only 50% of the continent’s population. In 2000, the percentage of North American urban inhabitants rose to 75%.


Remote Sensing Spectral Reflectance Impervious Surface Aerial Photography Residential Land 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Perry J. Hardin
    • 1
  • Mark W. Jackson
    • 1
  • J. Matthew Shumway
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyBrigham Young UniversityProvoUSA

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