Mapping Urban Areas on a Global Scale (2009)

Title: Mapping Urban Areas on a Global Scale: Which of the Eight Maps Now Available Is More Accurate? (2009)

Article in: International Journal of Remote Sensing 30(24)

Authors: Shlomo Angel, David Potere, Annemarie Schneider, and Daniel L. Civco

First published: December, 2009

Pages: 6531-6558

Overview: The goal of this research is to establish the accuracy of the coarse-resolution global urban maps by comparing them to a new, random-stratified global assessment dataset derived from two collections of medium-resolution (28.5 m) Landsat-based city maps and high-resolution Google Earth (GE) imagery.

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