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Remote sensing for urban planning and management: The use of window-independent context segmentation to extract urban features in Stockholm
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Human Geography.
Number of Authors: 1
2015 (English)In: Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, ISSN 0198-9715, Vol. 52, 1-9 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The strategic scale of urban planning and management is concerned with the planning and monitoring of general land use in a city, such as different types of residential, industrial and commercial areas. Because of the poor results of standard per-pixel-based classification methods in urban areas, visual interpretation of remote sensing data is often preferred. This paper empirically tests the ability of a novel method, called window-independent context segmentation, to extract information that is useful at the strategic scale of urban planning and management. The method is implemented in a theoretical framework that is a response to Bibby and Shepherd's call for a new ontology in the application of geographic information systems and remote sensing to land use issues. In a case study using a SPOT5 satellite image of central Stockholm, the window-independent context segmentation method extracts urban features that correspond to the strategic scale of urban-planning and management and that differ in function and underlying planning theory and practice.

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2015. Vol. 52, 1-9 p.
Keyword [en]
Urban remote sensing, Segmentation, Spatial analysis, Urban planning and management, Feature extraction
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Computer and Information Science Environmental Engineering Social and Economic Geography Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119143DOI: 10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2015.02.002ISI: 000355709000001OAI: diva2:843751
Available from: 2015-07-31 Created: 2015-07-29 Last updated: 2015-07-31Bibliographically approved

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