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Monitoring informal settlements using SAR polarimetry


Kleynhans, W and Salmon, BP, Monitoring informal settlements using SAR polarimetry, Proceedings of the 9th Conference of the African Association of Remote Sensing of the Environment, 29 October - 2 November 2012, Eljadida, Morocco, pp. 1-6. (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The most pervasive form of land-cover change in South Africa is human settlement expansion. In many cases, new human settlements and settlement expansion are informal and occur in areas that were previously covered by natural vegetation. The spatial layout is often not planned, but informally developed by the inhabitants of the settlements themselves. The use of optical satellite data for the detection and mapping of new informal settlements has been an active research topic, but the use of SAR data for settlement mapping and detection has remained largely unexplored in Southern Africa. The objective of this study is to investigate the possible role that SAR polarimetry could play in the monitoring of informal settlements.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Synthetic Aperture Radar, Polarimetry, Human settlement expansion, Informal settlements
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Geomatic engineering
Research Field:Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Salmon, BP (Dr Brian Salmon)
ID Code:84597
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2013-05-21
Last Modified:2018-03-16

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