Remote Sensing in Urban Geography
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.
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
We congratulate Ahmed for his great M.Sc. presentation and the whole audience for the very lively discussions on methods and implications plus historical reasons of the detected patterns. Another EAGLE M.Sc. students graduated and is now an Earth Observation...read more
Our EAGLE students are posting various news about their activities, experiences or codes they developed. Read about their past years within the EAGLE program, their participation in international remote sensing conferences or what they achieved within EAGLE courses....read more
Ahmed Saadallah will defend his M.Sc. thesis "The Potential of Earth Observation for Monitoring Agricultural Lands in Egypt (1984-2017)" on Wednesday 10th of April at 2pm in the student working room JMW 52. The need for accurate and timely information on the extent...read more
Congratulation to Sarah Nolting for successfully defending her M.Sc. thesis! Another interesting EAGLE M.Sc. thesis presented on flood risks and populations in urban environments.read more
We congratulate Johannes Löw to a great M.Sc. defense within the EAGLE colloquium! Another great remote sensing M.Sc. thesis has been defended within the EAGLE program.read more
Pilar Endara Pinillos succssfully defended her M.Sc. thesis within the EAGLE colloquium. Congratulations to Pilar!read more
Sarah Nolting will defend her M.Sc. thesis "Risk Assessment for Flood Events based on Geo- and Socioeconomic Data – A Case Study for North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany" on Wednesday 27th 2pm in room 0.004 OKW 86. from her abstract: "The world’s population has doubled...read more
You are all invited to join the M.Sc. presentation by Johannes Löw. He will defend his M.Sc. thesis on Wednesday 20th of March at 2pm in room 0.004 in OKW 86. from his abstract:Since Sentinel-1 A and B have become fully operational, it is now possible to generate...read more
Pilar Endara Pinillos handed in her M.Sc. thesis "Flooding patterns and vegetation developments in the Orinoco flooded savannas of Colombia." Her M.Sc. defense will be on Wednesday 13th at 2pm in room 0.004 (OKW 86). The ecosystems that are present within Colombian...read more
we congratulate Marcus Groll for his successful defense of this M.Sc. presentation “Deep learning for Instance Segmentation of bomb craters on historical aerial images of the Second World War ”. He has only a few days off before starting his new job as image data...read more