GIS and remote sensing to study urban-rural transformation during a fifty-year period

Carmelo Riccardo Fichera, Giuseppe Modica, Maurizio Pollino

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Abstract

A relevant issue in Remote Sensing (RS) and GIS is related to the analysis and the characterization of Land Use Land Cover (LULC) changes, very useful for a wide range of environmental applications and to efficiently undertake landscape planning and management policies. The methodology described has been applied to a case-study conducted in the area of the Province of Avellino (Southern Italy). Firstly, aerial photos and Landsat imagery have been classified to produce LULC maps for a fifty-year period (1954/2004). Then, through a GIS approach, change detection and spatiotemporal analysis has been integrated to characterize LULC dynamics, focusing on the urban-rural gradient. This study has shown that LULC patterns and their changes are linked to both natural and social processes whose driving role has been clearly demonstrated: after the disastrous Irpinia earthquake (1980), local specific zoning laws and urban plans have significantly addressed landscape changes. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
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Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011 - , Spain
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …

Conference

Conference2011 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011
CountrySpain
Period1/1/11 → …

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  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Fichera, C. R., Modica, G., & Pollino, M. (2011). GIS and remote sensing to study urban-rural transformation during a fifty-year period. Paper presented at 2011 International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2011, Spain. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-21928-3_17