Special Issue "Optical Remote Sensing Applications in Urban Areas II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2022) | Viewed by 31411
Interests: remote sensing; geomatics; analysis of optical, SAR, and UAV Earth observations through artificial intelligence and machine learning approaches for agro-environmental applications
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Interests: optical remote sensing technology development and EO-based spatial analysis for applications related to urban and mining development
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Interests: LiDAR technology and its applications; application of remote sensing in disaster management; bio-geomatics; artificial intelligence; image processing; pattern recognition; remote sensing calibration; optical, thermal, multispectral, UAV, and satellite data processing
Urban areas are the center of human settlement and civilization. They also play essential roles in various aspects of human life, including economic, political, cultural, and educational activities. On the other hand, these areas have physically and geographically complex systems and phenomena due to the presence and integration of various elements, such as residential, industrial, infrastructure, road networks, green spaces, and water bodies. As such, these phenomena are the study subject of experts and researchers in different fields, from social to physical sciences and engineering. In particular, the physical characteristics on urbanized land are essential for various applications in geography, sustainable development, urban planning, and civil engineering. Geospatial information, with different levels of detail at local and regional scales, can provide a valuable source of information to reach the ultimate objectives of urban studies.
Remote sensing technology and techniques are among the most effective observation and analysis tools for providing geospatial information about urban land complexes. From the beginning of the remote sensing era, aerial photography has provided unprecedented views of urban areas. In addition, Earth observation (EO) systems, such as optical satellites for EO, have acquired unique and valuable spatial, spectral, and temporal information of the surface of the planet, including urban areas. This collection of EO tools has been progressively been improved by new operational spaceborne, airborne, and drone imagery, as well as optical, lidar, thermal, and radar data sources. In addition, technological revolutions related to open data and informatics resources, big data, and cloud computing platforms bring both opportunities and challenges for the user and the academic community in urban studies.
The previous Special Issue ‘Optical Remote Sensing Applications in Urban Areas’ was a great success. The main objective of this Remote Sensing Special Issue (SI) is to promote the state-of-the-art research and development in optical Earth observation analytics and urban applications. For the Second Volume, we invite researchers with different areas of expertise and interests to consider this opportunity and submit their papers on both applications and methodologies in optical remote sensing for urban areas.
Dr. Saeid Homayouni
Dr. Ying Zhang
Dr. Ali Mohammadzadeh
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- Spatiotemporal analysis of urban lands and change detection
- Urban natural/manmade hazards and disaster management
- Earthquake damage detection
- Optical Earth Observations for flood management
- Land-cover mapping
- Land-cover land-use (LCLU) modeling
- Green space monitoring
- Urban feature detection and extraction
- Urbanization impacts and sustainable development
- 3D mapping and modeling from remote sensing data
- Image processing and analysis, and data mining
- Artifical intelegece, machine and deep learning approches
- Object-based image analysis
- Big Earth observation analytics by cloud computing technology