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Beyond the urban mask: Local climate zones as a generic descriptor of urban areas – Potential and recent developments


Bechtel, Benjamin; Conrad, Olaf; Tamminga, Matthias; Verdonck, M L; Van Coillie, Frieke; Tuia, Devis; Demuzere, Matthias; See, Linda; Lopes, Patricia; Fonte, Cidalia C; Xu, Yong; Ren, Chao; Mills, Gerald; Kaloustian, N; Cassone, Arthur (2017). Beyond the urban mask: Local climate zones as a generic descriptor of urban areas – Potential and recent developments. In: 2017 Joint Urban Remote Sensing Event (JURSE), Dubai, 6 March 2017 - 8 March 2017.

Abstract

Despite the great importance of cities, relatively little consistent information about their internal configuration (structure, cover and materials) is available. The World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) initiative aims at the acquisition, storage and dissemination of data on the form and function of cities indifferent levels. At the lowest level, the Local Climate Zone (LCZ) scheme provides a basic description of urban structure. This scheme is a climate-based typology of urban and natural landscapes that also provides relevant information on basic physical properties of the landscape, which can be used in modelling and observational studies. The LCZ scheme has large potential as a standard generic description of urban areas. In this paper the scheme and our standard mapping approach are presented, followed by recent improvements and research on object-based image analysis, transferability of trained LCZ classifiers, quality of crowd contributions, and the use of other data sources and methods.

Abstract

Despite the great importance of cities, relatively little consistent information about their internal configuration (structure, cover and materials) is available. The World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) initiative aims at the acquisition, storage and dissemination of data on the form and function of cities indifferent levels. At the lowest level, the Local Climate Zone (LCZ) scheme provides a basic description of urban structure. This scheme is a climate-based typology of urban and natural landscapes that also provides relevant information on basic physical properties of the landscape, which can be used in modelling and observational studies. The LCZ scheme has large potential as a standard generic description of urban areas. In this paper the scheme and our standard mapping approach are presented, followed by recent improvements and research on object-based image analysis, transferability of trained LCZ classifiers, quality of crowd contributions, and the use of other data sources and methods.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
Dewey Decimal Classification:910 Geography & travel
Language:English
Event End Date:8 March 2017
Deposited On:23 Mar 2018 15:01
Last Modified:13 Apr 2018 11:47
Publisher:IEEE
ISBN:978-1-5090-5808-2
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1109/JURSE.2017.7924557

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