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Articles | Volume XL-7/W3
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-7/W3, 837–843, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-7-W3-837-2015
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-7/W3, 837–843, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XL-7-W3-837-2015

  29 Apr 2015

29 Apr 2015

Global Human Settlement Analysis for Disaster Risk Reduction

M. Pesaresi, D. Ehrlich, S. Ferri, A. Florczyk, S. Freire, F. Haag, M. Halkia, A. M. Julea, T. Kemper, and P. Soille M. Pesaresi et al.
  • European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Global Security and Crisis Management Unit, Ispra Italy

Keywords: Global, Human Settlements, Urban areas, Urbanization monitoring, Remote Sensing Data Automatic Classification

Abstract. The Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL) is supported by the European Commission, Joint Research Center (JRC) in the frame of his institutional research activities. Scope of GHSL is developing, testing and applying the technologies and analysis methods integrated in the JRC Global Human Settlement analysis platform for applications in support to global disaster risk reduction initiatives (DRR) and regional analysis in the frame of the European Cohesion policy. GHSL analysis platform uses geo-spatial data, primarily remotely sensed and population. GHSL also cooperates with the Group on Earth Observation on SB-04-Global Urban Observation and Information, and various international partners andWorld Bank and United Nations agencies. Some preliminary results integrating global human settlement information extracted from Landsat data records of the last 40 years and population data are presented.