Remote Sensing in Urban Geography

Lecturer

Hannes Taubenböck

ECTS

5 ECTS

 

Aim

Aim of this course is to provide you with an overview on geographic processes of urbanization, the related demographic and structural changes of cities, and data analyses methods using remote sensing data for applications in urban geography.

Content

Humankind is within its largest migration ever: from rural areas into cities. The drivers of this global process of urbanization from demographic to economic and the related  structural changes cities are facing will be discussed in this course. Remote sensing is one crucial data source in this dynamic transformation and its products are highly relevant for urban planning, as well as environmental management. Within this course different approaches and techniques are covered focusing on deriving relevant information about urbanized areas on different levels of detail. Uni-temporal-, multi-temporal-, and time series based image classification, segmentation, the analyses of point patterns, GIS analyses to assess spatial context and dependencies, as well as analyses in the 3D domain will be addressed in this course. This will be done providing and discussing example applications from different regions globally (e.g. urban sprawl analysis of megacities, the development of new dimensions of urban landscapes such as mega-regions, the rearrangement of business districts within the urban landscape, etc.). You will learn what capabilities Earth observation data, methods and products have for urban research and applications and how to design remote sensing based urban analysis, how to avoid caveats, troubleshoot errors and interpret the results.

General Course News and Updates

MSc defense by Katrin Hasenbein

MSc defense by Katrin Hasenbein

Katrin Hasenbein will defend her M.Sc. thesis on Thursday 12am on "The potential to enhance land use mapping by leveraging processing methods of time series data". from the abstract: "With the launch of the twin satellites of Sentinel-2 time series data with a high...

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2020 applications

2020 applications

We received again a high number of very good applicants and are currently working through all application files. We will invite all eligible applicants in the next weeks for an interview. In total we received 137 eligible applications from the EU as well as North and...

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MSc idea presentation by Aida Taghavi

MSc idea presentation by Aida Taghavi

Aida will present on Friday, May 22nd at 2:30pm her MSc idea "Potentials of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Probes for Assessing and Mapping SAR-based Soil Moisture in a Mediterranean agro-forestry ecosystem by developing an integrated ground- and space-based Modelling Framework"....

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MSc defense by Sebastian Buchelt

MSc defense by Sebastian Buchelt

Sebastian Buchelt will present his M.Sc. thesis "Analysis of High-Resolution Spatio-Temporal Patterns of Snowmelt using Orthorectified Photo Cameras, Sentinel-1 Time Series and Digital Elevation Data" in a virtual course room. From the abstract: " Snow is one of the...

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MSc defense by Silvan Steiner

MSc defense by Silvan Steiner

On Thursday at 10am Silvan Steiner will present his M.Sc. thesis "Assessing the Potential of a Land Cover Dependent Snow Cover Detection Algorithm for the Global SnowPack". Due to the Covid19 situation his defense will be in a virtual course room. Everybody is invited...

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Covid-19 situation and EAGLE

Covid-19 situation and EAGLE

The Covid-19 situation is also challenging for the University as well as the EAGLE program. Even though we are all in the process to adapt to this new situation, the program itself is continuing as usual. All courses, exams, MSc thesis defense and so on will take...

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