Urbanization In Urban Settlement

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ANALYSIS OF SETTLEMENT PATTERN IN GERAMANY BASED ON GUF DATA INTRODUCTION: There are two measures of the degree of urbanization of a population. The first, urban population, describes the percentage of the total population living in urban areas, as defined by the country. The second measure, rate of urbanization, describes the projected average rate of change of the size of the urban population over the given period of time. Seto (2009) stresses that profound knowledge of the status and development of settlements is fundamental to address pressing aspects of urbanization (e.g., impacts on and of urban form and growth patterns, the use of resources, infrastructure and transport needs, ecosystems and biodiversity, human health, food security…show more content…
In this framework, most of the practical and application oriented studies are, however, carried out only at regional scale in a specific cultural and/or geographical context,most frequently North America, Europe or Asia (Beatley, 2000; Conzen, 2001; Deng, Huang, Rozelle, & Uchida, 2010; Ewing, Pendall, & Chen, 2002; Fishman, 1990; Van Houtum & Lagendijk,…show more content…
(2012, 2013) presented an initiative based on a novel methodology which aims at producing a globalmap of built-up areas at the unique spatial resolution of 12 m, namely the Global Urban Footprint (GUF). Specifically, the GUF is derived from very high resolution (VHR) data acquired by the TerraSAR-X and TanDEM-X German satellites between 2011 and 2013 and is currently under production at the Earth Observation Center (EOC) of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The full-resolution product will only be available open and free for scientific uses, whereas for non-profit users a public domain version with a downscaled spatial resolution of ~3 arcsec (i.e., ~50e75m) is

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