Volume XXXIX-B4
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B4, 353-361, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B4-353-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXIX-B4, 353-361, 2012
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXIX-B4-353-2012
© Author(s) 2012. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  31 Jul 2012

31 Jul 2012

UNDERSTANDING THE PAST, MANAGING THE FUTURE – Remotely sensed analysis of the urban sprawl of Istanbul for supporting decision making for a sustainable future

O. Altan1 and G. Kemper2 O. Altan and G. Kemper
  • 1Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
  • 2GGS – Geotechnik, Geoinformatik & Service GmbH, Speyer, Germany

Keywords: Human Settlement, Change Detection, Understanding, GIS, Multitemporal, Geography

Abstract. The GIS based analysis of the land use change of Istanbul delivers a huge and comprehensive database that can be used for further analysis. Trend analysis and scenarios enable a view to the future that highlights the needs for a proper planning. Also the understanding via comparison to other cities assists in order not to copy errors from other cities. GIS in combination with ancillary data open a wide field for managing the future of Istanbul.