Special Issue "Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: urban remote sensing; spatial analysis and modeling
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Urban environments are essential to human beings, as over half of the world’s population resides in urban and suburban areas. In the past few decades, urban environments have experienced rapid modifications due to population growth and migration from rural to urban areas. As a result, numerous urban issues, including urban sprawl, congestion, air and water pollution, segregation, flooding, etc., have attracted attentions from scholars and urban planners.
Remote sensing technologies provide an innovative means for monitoring, synthesis and modeling urban environments. Recent progresses of very-high resolution, hyperspectral, LiDAR, and UAV remote sensing techniques, together with traditional medium-resolution and coarse-resolution imagery, make a comprehensive understanding and modeling of urban environments possible.
This Special Issue emphasizes on innovative approaches for monitoring, synthesis, and modeling in urban environments, including but not limited to the following topics:
- Urban land use/land cover mapping and change analysis
- New sensors’ (e.g. LiDAR, UAV, and hyperspectral) applications in analyzing urban environments
- Image processing algorithm development for monitoring and modeling urban environments
- Socio-economic applications (e.g., population, housing, crime, etc.)
- Public health applications (e.g., heat stress)
- Urban planning practices
- Analysis and modeling environmental impacts (e.g., flooding, air and water pollution, biodiversity, etc.)
Prof. Dr. Changshan Wu
Prof. Dr. Shawn (Shixiong) Hu
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- Remote Sensing
- Urban environment monitoring and modeling
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Hyperspectral sensor
- Imaging Spectroscopy
- Image processing algorithm
- Land use/land cover mapping and change analysis
- Thermal infrared remote sensing
- Socio-economic applications
- Public health applications
- Urban planning practices
- Environmental modeling
- Environmental impacts