SpringerBriefs in Geography

Urban Growth Analysis and Remote Sensing

A Case Study of Kolkata, India 1980–2010

Authors: Bhatta, Basudeb

  • 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
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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.

About the authors

Basudeb Bhatta has a Ph.D. in Engineering, a M.Sc. in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems, a B.Sc. in Geoinformatics and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently Course Coordinator in the Computer Aided Design Centre of Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He has more than 15 years of industrial, teaching and research experience in remote sensing, GNSS, and GIS. He has authored many research papers and articles in various journals and magazines. He has also authored several textbooks on Remote Sensing, GIS, GNSS, and CAD. He has been involved in a large number of courses on Remote Sensing and GIS to promote Geoinformatics technology. In the recent years he has been conducting dynamic research on applications of Geoinformatics in urban geographic studies.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Growth Analysis and Remote Sensing
Book Subtitle
A Case Study of Kolkata, India 1980–2010
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Geography
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4698-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4698-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-4697-8
Series ISSN
2211-4165
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 103
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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