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 Anna Orthofer

M.Sc. defense by Anna Orthofer

Anna Orthofer will present her M.Sc. thesis on Friday 7th of February at 10 am in room 1.009 OKW 86. Her M.Sc. was about "Deriving Leaf Area Index and mowing dates for grasslands based on the radiative transfer model SLC and Sentinel 2 data." More details from the...

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Internship and MSc idea presentations

Internship and MSc idea presentations

On Friday 10th of January the following presentations will take place in OKW86, room 1.009 from 10am onwards. Ojo Segun Adewale:Internship: Prediction of Gross Domestic Product using Remote Sensing Data (A case study of Brazil).   Thesis Idea: Application of Remote...

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M.Sc. idea presentation by Felix Glasmann

M.Sc. idea presentation by Felix Glasmann

Felix Glasmann is presenting on Friday, 13th of December at 10am in room 1.009 OKW 86, his M.Sc. idea "Potential of the Firebird Mission for the Detection of Gas-flaring Activity". In times of worldwide phenomena like ‘Fridays for Future’ or ‘Extinction Rebellion’ it...

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EAGLEs at DLR EOC

EAGLEs at DLR EOC

Our 2019 EAGLEs visited the DLR-EOC and learned a lot about current earth observation research at DLR. Many talks as well as discussions with PhD, Postdocs and teamleaders were organized by Prof. Claudia Kuenzer, head of the landsurface department and professor in...

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Short Presentation on UAV and LiDAR

Short Presentation on UAV and LiDAR

This Friday at 12am we will have two brief presentations by colleagues from the Max-Planck-Insitute and University Göttingen in room 1.009 OKW 86, right after the student presentations: Dr. Anne Scharf (MPI-AB) "The need for a closer look: how drones could fill in the...

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M.Sc. defense by Marius Philipp on Nov. 22nd

M.Sc. defense by Marius Philipp on Nov. 22nd

Marius Philipp is going to defend his M.Sc. thesis on November 22nd at 10 am in room 1.009 (OKW86). The title of his thesis is "Potential of harmonic analysis using remote sensing data for studying the effects of climate change induced weather extreme events on forest...

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