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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2002)

Document title

The use of remote sensing and landscape metrics to describe structures and changes in urban land uses

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HEROLD M. ; SCEPAN J. ; CLARKE K.C. ;

Abstract

The study introduces a methodology using information on image spatial form to describe urban land-use structures and land-cover changes that result from urban growth. The analysis is based on spatial analysis of land-cover structures mapped from digitally classified of aerial photographs of the urban region Santa Barbara, California. The results show a useful separation and characterization of three urban land-use types : commercial development, high-density residential, and low-density residential. Several important structural land-cover features are identified. For two test areas in the region, changes in the urban spatial land-use structure can be described and quantified with landscape metrics.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2002, vol. 34, no8 [pp. 1443-1458]

Bibliographic references : 52 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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