Urban Remote Sensing

2nd Edition

Qihao Weng, Dale Quattrochi, Paolo E. Gamba

CRC Press
Published March 5, 2018
Reference - 315 Pages - 36 Color & 107 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138054608 - CAT# K33218
Series: Remote Sensing Applications Series

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Urban Remote Sensing, Second Edition assembles a team of professional experts to provide a much-needed update on the applications of remote sensing technology to urban and suburban areas. This book reflects new developments in spaceborne and airborne sensors, image processing methods and techniques, and wider applications of urban remote sensing to meet societal and economic challenges. In various sections of the book the authors address methods for upscaling urban feature extraction to the global scale, new methods in mapping and detecting urban landscape features and structures, and mapping and monitoring urbanization in developing countries. Additionally, readers are provided with valuable case studies such as the HEAT (Heat Energy Assessment Technologies) project in Calgary, Canada and the use of VHR (very high resolution) satellite monitoring in Salzburg, Austria to tackle challenges of urban green planning.


  • Explores the most up-to-date developments in the field of urban remote sensing
  • Integrates both technical and practical aspects covering all different topics of global urban growth issues
  • Provides new and updated contributions addressing data mining of remotely sensed big data, recent urban studies on a global scale, accuracy assessment and validation, and new technical challenges
  • Examines various applications of urban remote sensing in support of urban planning, environmental management, and sustainable urban development
  • Authors are renowned figures in the field of remote sensing


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