A Multidimensional Urban Land Cover Change Analysis in Tempe, AZ

Zhao, Q. , Reynolds, R., Wang, C. and Wentz, E. A. (2019) A Multidimensional Urban Land Cover Change Analysis in Tempe, AZ. In: 2019 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), Vannes, France, 22-24 May 2019, ISBN 9781728100098 (doi: 10.1109/JURSE.2019.8808957)

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Rapid population growth leading to significant conversion of rural to urban lands requires deep understanding on how the human population interacts with the built-environment. Our research goal is to explore methodologies on how to analyze multidimensional urban change with the consideration of time, space, and landscape patterns. Using NAIP high resolution satellite images and LIDAR data, we were able to derive land cover classification maps and normalized height difference at different time periods. Then we performed the 2D, 3D and landscape pattern change analysis for a case study area. The research results show that a combination of 2D, 3D and landscape pattern change analysis can provide a comprehensive understanding of urban change, and the results will help urban planners and decision makers to better understand the status of urban transformation and design city for the future.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Zhao, Dr Qunshan
Authors: Zhao, Q., Reynolds, R., Wang, C., and Wentz, E. A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2019 IEEE
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