Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas

Editors: Soergel, Uwe (Ed.)

  • This book is a unique collection of state-of-the-art contributions by international remote sensing experts focusing on methodologies to extract information about urban areas from Synthetic Aperture Radar data
  • Includes very relevant questions related to mapping of urban areas that are addressed in case studies such as the detection of buildings and roads, traffic monitoring, surface deformation monitoring and urban change
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This book presents a unique collection of state-of-the-art contributions by international remote sensing experts focussing on methodologies to extract information about urban areas from Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) data. SAR is an active remote sensing technique capable to gather data independently from sun light and weather conditions. Emphasizing technical and geometrical issues the potential and limits of SAR are addressed in focussed case studies, for example, the detection of buildings and roads, traffic monitoring, surface deformation monitoring, and urban change. These studies can be sorted into two groups: the mapping of the current urban state and the monitoring of change. The former covers, for instance, methodologies for the detection and reconstruction of individual buildings and road networks; the latter, for example, surface deformation monitoring and urban change. This includes also investigations related to the benefit of SAR Interferometry, which is useful to determine either digital elevation models and surface deformation or the radial velocity of objects (e.g. cars), and the Polarization of the signal that comprises valuable information about the type of soil and object geometry. Furthermore, the features of modern satellite and airborne sensor devices which provide high-spatial resolution of the urban scene are discussed.

Audience: This book will be of interest to scientists and professionals in geodesy, geography, architecture, engineering and urban planning.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Review of Radar Remote Sensing on Urban Areas

    Soergel, Uwe

    Pages 1-47

  • Rapid Mapping Using Airborne and Satellite SAR Images

    Dell’Acqua, Fabio (et al.)

    Pages 49-68

  • Feature Fusion Based on Bayesian Network Theory for Automatic Road Extraction

    Stilla, Uwe (et al.)

    Pages 69-86

  • Traffic Data Collection with TerraSAR-X and Performance Evaluation

    Hinz, Stefan (et al.)

    Pages 87-108

  • Object Recognition from Polarimetric SAR Images

    Hänsch, Ronny (et al.)

    Pages 109-131

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3172-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Radar Remote Sensing of Urban Areas
Editors
  • Uwe Soergel
Series Title
Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
Series Volume
15
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3751-0
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3751-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3750-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3172-1
Series ISSN
1567-3200
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
120 b/w illustrations
Topics