Image Processing Reference
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SCATTER Project: http://www.casa.ucl.ac.uk/scatter/
Modelling Land Use Dynamics: http://moland.jrc.it/
Earth Science Data Interface: http://glcfapp.umiacs.umd.edu:8080/esdi/
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Using remotely sensed images of different cities, reflect on and identify signifi-
cant morphological differences that tell you something about the social and
economic structure of each city. Discuss with your instructor how the size of the
area and scale of analysis make a difference.
Study Questions
What difference does the level of resolution of a remotely sensed image of an
urban area make to your interpretation of its form and structure?
How can socioeconomic data such as that from a Population Census help you in
making good interpretations from a remotely sensed image which is overlaid
with such data?
To what extent can state-of-the-art remote sensing imagery enable you to detect
different varieties of transportation systems in cities?
To what extent is city development constrained by physical constraints? How
can land cover analysis provide good representations of such constraints?
Can remote sensing imagery enable you to make coherent estimations of urban
density? How?
How can information on the connectivity of an urban area through the layout of
its physical buildings and street patterns be fused into remote sensing data so
that interpretations of urban morphology may be enhanced?
How can zonal based data be merged with pixilated data from urban remote
sensing images in GIS?
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