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Geo-Spatial Technologies in Urban Environments

Policy, Practice, and Pixels

Editors: Jensen, Ryan R., Gatrell, Jay D., McLean, Daniel (Eds.)

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I was introduced to cities as “ecosystems” by the late Professor Forest Stearns (University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee) who was an early pioneer in the studies of the urban ecology in the 1970s. I still recall the various terms: “Urban ecosystem”, “Urban zones” Urban corridors” Megacities” or “Megacities’ complexes” and “Megalopolis” used by various discipline experts as they grappled with the complex of all the terrestrial habitats-the city. Cities have been humanity’s habitat since ancient times and one can find references to the cities even in biblical writings and other ancient texts from many parts of the world. So what is different now? It is the rate of global urbanization that has brought urban systems and urban envir- ments into focus once again. This has captured our attention in the past several months. For example, the British Broadcasting Corporation News (BBC news) devoted a series of highly educational programs titled “Urban planet” in July 2006. I was impressed with the breadth and the depth of - ban issues discussed in the series and the fact that many academic and government experts were featured to provide an assessment of the current state of global urbanization. The United Nations reports that increased - banization has created a range of serious issues, including access to clean water, sanitation, shelter, urban poverty, HIV/AIDS and problems with - ban governance, not to mention the issues related to urban environments.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Applying Geospatial Technologies in Urban Environments

    Pages 1-5

    Jensen, Ryan R. (et al.)

  • Remote Sensing Change Detection in Urban Environments

    Pages 7-31

    Jensen, John R. (et al.)

  • Assessment of Risk in Urban Environments Using Geo-Spatial Analysis

    Pages 33-46

    Hipple, James D.

  • Intraurban Population Estimation Using Remotely Sensed Imagery

    Pages 47-92

    Hardin, Perry J. (et al.)

  • Using Satellite Data to Estimate Urban Leaf Area Index

    Pages 93-107

    Jensen, Ryan R. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geo-Spatial Technologies in Urban Environments
Book Subtitle
Policy, Practice, and Pixels
Editors
  • Ryan R. Jensen
  • Jay D. Gatrell
  • Daniel McLean
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-69417-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-69417-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-69416-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08890-2
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 242
Number of Illustrations
39 b/w illustrations
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