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 thesis defense by Patrick Sogno

MSc thesis defense by Patrick Sogno

On Monday, 25th of January at 10 a.m., Patrick Sogno will present his M.Sc. thesis "Earth Observation for Exposome Mapping – Proof of Concept and Case Study in Augsburg, Germany". from the abstract: "Non-communicable diseases – NCDs – (asthma, cancer, or diabetes, for...

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internship, inno lab and MSc idea

internship, inno lab and MSc idea

On Monday 21st of December at 10am we will have the following presentations:   Camilo (Internship)"Forest cover change between 2000 and 2020 in El Chaco ecoregion, Paraguay" at DLR Johannes Mast (Thesis Idea):"Measuring Urban Polycentricity using Remote Sensing"...

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MSc defense by Aiga Taghavi

MSc defense by Aiga Taghavi

Aida Taghavi will present her M.Sc. thesis "Potentials of Cosmic-Ray Neutron Probes for Assessing and Mapping SAR-based Soil Moisture in a Mediterranean agro-forestry ecosystem" on Dec. 15th at 1pm. From her abstract: "Accurate near-surface soil moisture (~ 5cm,...

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MSc defense by Pawel Kluter

MSc defense by Pawel Kluter

Pawel Kluter will present his M.Sc. thesis on Friday 30th of Oct. at 10 am with the title "Deep Learning Approach to Ship Detection and Classification Using Synthetic Aperture Radar Data". From his abstract: "With over 92,000 large commercial vessels at sea,...

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