Special Issue "Mapping Human-Settlements from, between, and beyond Remotely-Sensed Observations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: GIS; remote sensing; human migration and mobility; epidemiology;urbanization; air quality; grondwater vulnerability
Interests: human-environment dynamics; land systems; human population mapping; climate variability/change; remote sensing and geospatial analysis
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Interests: integrated modeling; quantitative spatial analysis; human-environment and socio-ecological systems; natural resource management; land systems science; remote sensing; rural lands and livelihood
The regular and timely mapping and monitoring of human-settlements at multiple spatial levels, from local to global, is crucial for better understanding spatio-temporal variation of population distribution and supporting international frameworks such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and New Urban Agenda, as well as regional and local initiatives.
The increasing availability and quality of remote sensing data in recent years, alongside with an increasing computing power capability and storage capacity, has led to the production of an extensive range of valuable and accurate information regarding the characteristics, extent, and growth of human-settlement areas at various spatial and temporal resolutions.
This Special Issue presents an overview of the state-of-the-art of remote sensing-based products and methodologies addressing various aspects related to the presence of human-settlements including, but not limited to, identifying informal settlements, delineating urban/rural areas along with their transition zones mapping built-up areas and impervious surfaces, assessing infill, horizontal, and vertical urbanization, classifying building typologies, estimating building volumes, and modeling three-dimensional urban morphologies.
Critical and literature review contributions are welcomed, as well as perspective and research articles concerning inter-comparisons and validations or describing the use of novel sensors, remote sensing data, methods, and modeling approaches for mapping human-settlements, assessing their change over time, and predicting their dynamic nature and growth into the future.
Dr. Alessandro Sorichetta
Dr. Andrea E. Gaughan
Dr. Forrest R. Stevens
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