Remote Sensing of Urban Areas

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

inno lab and MSc idea presentation

inno lab and MSc idea presentation

Next Tuesday, April 27th, at 10am the following EAGLE students will present their Innovation Laboratory work and their MSc thesis idea: Sandro Groth: "PortalAdminTools: A Python-based programming interface for Esri Enterprise infrastructures" (InnoLab with ESRI)Sandro...

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internship and MSc idea presentation

internship and MSc idea presentation

on Tuesday April 6th 3pm we will have the folling internship and MSc idea presentations: Joy-Giovanni Matabishi, " MESMA of DESIS data to identify Rooftops in Kigali"- Internship/EKUT Luisa Pflumm, "Comparison of the performance of different accessibility layers for...

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internship presentations

internship presentations

On Monday March 1st at 10am the following internships will be presented:  Marius Witt, Baby it's cold outside - Interning at DLRs Polar Team, internship at DLR. Jakob Wachter, Potential use cases of a self established database for social media data, internship at...

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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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