MRS Vol. 5 Remote Sensing of Human Settlements
Volume 5 addresses human settlement as an ecosystem where humans and the natural environment are interacting, from the smallest village to the complex metropolis. Comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date, it covers the history of remote mapping of settlements, remote sensing theories and methods, applying remotely sensed data through various techniques, and a look at emerging trends and future challenges. Intended for use by researchers, educators, and students, as well as to provide some encouragement for urban and regional planners to explore the use of the technology to advance their missions. Section I covers historical highlights for mapping settlements from the 19th century to the present. Section II presents thematic applications in population estimates, human health, and more. Section III presents selected forward-looking thematic challenges to the remote sensing community. Chapter authors and contributors to this volume are leaders in this field.