Using Landsat Global Land Survey Data to Measure and Monitor Worldwide Urbanization

Using Landsat Global Land Survey Data to Measure and Monitor Worldwide Urbanization

The specific objectives of this project are to:

 

1)                Use the Landsat GLS data set, as processed by GLCF to surface reflectance, to develop high quality, high spatial resolution, baseline measurements of global            % impervious cover for the ca. 2000 and 2010 time periods.

 

2)                Compare % impervious cover for 2000 and 2010 to detect and map areas of significant changes due to urbanization (i.e. urbanization ‘hot-spots’) at the global scale.

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NASA