Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B4, 227-233, 2016
http://www.int-arch-photogramm-remote-sens-spatial-inf-sci.net/XLI-B4/227/2016/
doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B4-227-2016
 
13 Jun 2016
THE URBIS PROJECT: IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POTENTIAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT AREAS AS A WEB-BASED SERVICE
Nina Manzke1, Martin Kada2, Thomas Kastler1, Shaojuan Xu1, Norbert de Lange1, and Manfred Ehlers1 1Institute of Computer Science, Universität Osnabrück, Germany
2Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation Science, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Keywords: Open Data, Information Services, Urban Atlas, Spatial Database, Vacant Land Abstract. Urban sprawl and the related landscape fragmentation is a Europe-wide challenge in the context of sustainable urban planning. The URBan land recycling Information services for Sustainable cities (URBIS) project aims for the development, implementation, and validation of web-based information services for urban vacant land in European functional urban areas in order to provide end-users with site specific characteristics and to facilitate the identification and evaluation of potential development areas. The URBIS services are developed based on open geospatial data. In particular, the Copernicus Urban Atlas thematic layers serve as the main data source for an initial inventory of sites. In combination with remotely sensed data like SPOT5 images and ancillary datasets like OpenStreetMap, detailed site specific information is extracted. Services are defined for three main categories: i) baseline services, which comprise an initial inventory and typology of urban land, ii) update services, which provide a regular inventory update as well as an analysis of urban land use dynamics and changes, and iii) thematic services, which deliver specific information tailored to end-users' needs.
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Citation: Manzke, N., Kada, M., Kastler, T., Xu, S., de Lange, N., and Ehlers, M.: THE URBIS PROJECT: IDENTIFICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POTENTIAL URBAN DEVELOPMENT AREAS AS A WEB-BASED SERVICE, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B4, 227-233, doi:10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B4-227-2016, 2016.

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