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Urban morphology analysis by remote sensing and gis technique, case study: Georgetown, Penang

Mohd Nor, Marina and Mohd. Noor, Norzailawati (2014) Urban morphology analysis by remote sensing and gis technique, case study: Georgetown, Penang. In: The 35th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing (ACRS 2015), 27th-31st Oct. 2014, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

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This paper was analysed the potential of applications of satellite remote sensing to urban planning research in urban morphology. Urban morphology is the study of the form of human settlements and the process of their formation and transformation. It is an approach in designing urban form that considers both physical and spatial components of the urban structure. The study conducted in Georgetown, Penang purposely main to identify the evolution of urban morphology and the land use expansion. In addition, Penang is well known for its heritage character, especially in the city of Georgetown with more than 200 years of urban history. Four series of temporal satellite SPOT 5 J on year 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2014 have been used in detecting an expansion of land use development aided by ERDAS IMAGINE 2014. Three types of land uses have been classified namely build-up areas, un-built and water bodies show a good accuracy with achieved above 85%. The result shows the built-up area significantly increased due to the rapid development in urban areas. Simultaneously, this study provides an understanding and strengthening a relation between urban planning and remote sensing applications in creating sustainable and resilience of the city and future societies as well.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 6608/45799
Uncontrolled Keywords: GIS, remote sensing, urban morphology, urban planning, urban societies
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
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: 23 Dec 2015 08:50
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2016 10:19
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45799

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