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

M.Sc. defense by Michael Wang

M.Sc. defense by Michael Wang

Michael Wang will present his thesis "Comparison of Surface Urban Heat Islands Using the World Settlement Footprint Imperviousness Layer" on Sept. 17th at 10am. From the abstract: "In the growing field of surface urban heat island (SUHI) analysis, impervious surface...

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MSc. presentation by Fowad Ahmed

MSc. presentation by Fowad Ahmed

Fowad Ahmed will present his M.Sc. thesis "Agricultural landscape Configuration and Pattern Analysis with VHR Imagery in Bavaria" on Friday 11th at 11am. from the abstract: "Hedgerows and woody linear features are an integral part of the landscapes where they exist....

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M.Sc. defense by Nina Gnann

M.Sc. defense by Nina Gnann

Nina Gnann will present her M.Sc. thesis "Identification of anthropogenic debris assisted by unmanned aerial vehicles and deep learning” on September 8th 12pm. From the abstract: Due to anthropogenic actions, plastic and other debris are distributed in the environment...

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MSc thesis presentations by Navid Chamani

MSc thesis presentations by Navid Chamani

Navid Chamani is defending his thesis "Investigation on the intra-annual variations of the relationship between Landsat 8-derived LST and spectral indices in west Africa" on September 25th 10am. from the abstract: "Monitoring the variations of the land surface...

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MSc defense by Salim Soltani

MSc defense by Salim Soltani

Selected map of NSR and non_NSR cities from 1990-2019, NSR cities represent the cities located directly on the New Silk Road , and non_NSR cities represent cities located far from( at least 100 Km) the New Silk Road. Salim Soltani will defend his M.Sc. thesis...

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New EAGLEs in 2020

New EAGLEs in 2020

we are finally through all 140 interviews of eligible EAGLE applications. We had again very good and highly suitable candiates and in total 25 applicants passed the interviews and are accepted to the EAGLE program. Our new EAGLEs are from various countries (15...

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Internship presentations

Internship presentations

On Thursday 30th at 10 am the following EAGLE students will present their internships or inno labs: Tobias Gutzmann: 'Aerial Image Analysis for WW2 Warfare Material Detection' at Luftbilddatenbank Henrik Fisser: 'Sentinel-2 Truck Detection - Sensing Trade from Space...

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