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Measuring urban sprawl on geospatial indices characterized by leap frog development using remote sensing and GIS techniques

Mohd. Noor, Norzailawati and Asmawi, Zainora and Rusni, Nuraulia (2014) Measuring urban sprawl on geospatial indices characterized by leap frog development using remote sensing and GIS techniques. IOP Conference Science: Earth and Environmental Science, 18 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1755-1307

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Abstract

Characterizing urban sprawl using spatial measures requires a concise definition of what constitutes sprawling urban spatial patterns. This research attempts to study a measurement of defining sprawl by using leapfrog development index through remote sensing and GIS approach. The IKONOS pan-sharpened and SPOT-5 with 1 and 2.5 meter resolution were used and combined with Geographical information system (GIS) database to analyze the geospatial indicators using the leapfrog development index. Kuantan city has been selected as a study area to examine the leapfrog development based on land use pattern for year 2012. The findings show Kuantan has identified as non-sprawling cities with result from characterization in leapfrog development that has been tested. However, the gap between sprawl and nonsprawling was very low. It is anticipated this research will provide a new direction in sprawl nationally that address finding of sprawl at the atomic level and present a robust analytical approach for characterizing urban development in city scale at once promoting a city via GIS & Remote Sensing technology respectively towards Digital and Green cities.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6608/38228
Uncontrolled Keywords: urban sprawl, geospatial, leap frog development, remote sensing, GIS techniques
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Norzailawati Mohd Noor
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 10:10
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2017 16:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/38228

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