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dc.contributor.authorFeng, Li
dc.identifier.citationFeng, Li. Applying remote sensing and GIS on monitoring and measuring urban sprawl. A case study of China. "Revista Internacional Sostenibilidad, Tecnología y Humanismo", 2009, núm. 4, p. 47-56.
dc.description.abstractThe understanding on urban sprawl in China still rest on qualitative discussion instead of quantitative analysis. There is no clear answer to identify and evaluate the extent of sprawl. The existing methods for measuring urban sprawl are mainly put forward within the context of Western developed countries. To find good ways for analyzing the spatial features and unique mechanism of urban sprawl within Chinese context is very important .On this background, the techniques of Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS) to monitor and measure urban sprawl are described in this paper. The built–up areas were obtained from the Landsat TM classified images of four different periods to monitor the dynamic changes of urban sprawl. Choosing the different indicators and measuring the urban sprawl use these indicators based on GIS, on the basis of the calculation results of comprehensive indicators, the sprawl features of research area were identified.
dc.format.extent10 p.
dc.publisherUPC. Cátedra Unesco de Sostenibilidad
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Prospectiva, sistèmica i modelització
dc.subject.lcshUrban sprawl
dc.subject.lcshGeographic information systems--China
dc.subject.lcshRemote sensing
dc.titleApplying remote sensing and GIS on monitoring and measuring urban sprawl. A case study of China
dc.subject.lemacSistemes d'informació geogràfica
dc.subject.lemacDesenvolupament urbà -- Xina
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.authorFeng, Li
local.citation.publicationNameRevista Internacional Sostenibilidad, Tecnología y Humanismo

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