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Urban Growth Analysis and Remote Sensing

A Case Study of Kolkata, India 1980–2010

Bhatta, Basudeb

2012, XIII, 103 p. 23 illus., 13 illus. in color.

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  • Takes a unique look at the urban growth and sprawl of Kolkata, India, by using temporal satellite imageswith 10 year intervals, starting with 1980
  • Helpful in providing local authorities to establish and evaluate development goals in terms of social and other infrastructure equipments considering the threats of urban sprawl in achieving sustainable development
  • The book shows the potentials of remote sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the analysis of urban growth and sprawl in spatio-temporal scales

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.

Content Level » Research

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

Related subjects » Geographical Information Systems - Geography - Population Studies

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