Remote Sensing of Cities and Beyond (VIII): Landscape Processes and Impacts

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Remote Sensing Specialty Group, Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/12/2018
Start / End Time: 1:20 PM / 3:00 PM
Room: Lafayette, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 41st Floor
Organizers: Chao Fan, Soe Myint, Qihao Weng
Chairs: Chao Fan


Recent years have witnessed intensive use of satellite images for understanding various landscape processes. Long-term satellite images collected from space-borne sensors offer sufficient temporal and sampling frequency and duration that permit detection of changes at different spatial and temporal scales. Meanwhile, the spatial and serial dependence in image time series pose a grand challenge to the validity of conventional statistical modeling approaches and call for more advanced and specialized analytical methods to achieve unbiased and robust representation of the Earth’s processes. This session invites papers focusing on the development and application of spatial temporal analytical techniques and quantitative methods to address changes of landscape processes and understand the patterns, causes, and consequences of these changes.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

(1) Characterization of landscape change (e.g., urban expansion, deforestation, agriculture expansion/intensification)
(2) Examination of how biophysical attributes (e.g. land surface temperature, air temperature, rainfall, air quality, water use) change over time across space
(3) Evaluation of landscape process impacts on socio-economic and biophysical variables over time
(4) Visual analytic procedure using space-time data mining framework
(5) Modification of existing approaches and development of new methods to address spatiotemporal relationships and interactions


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Ariel Weaver*, University of Louisville, Comparing Object Based and Random Forest classification models to estimate the rural human footprint in southern Africa 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Chao Fan*, University of Idaho, Spatiotemporal evaluation of land cover impacts on urban climate: A spatial statistical perspective 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Soe Myint*, Arizona State University, Ronald C. Estoque, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan, Evaluating the status and ecosystem services of Myanmar’s mangroves (2000-2014) 20 2:00 PM
Presenter Fang Qiu*, University of Texas - Dallas, Segment-based LiDAR Data Classification using Fractal 20 2:20 PM

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