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This book expands the current frame of reference of remote sensing and geographic information specialists to include an array of socio-economic and related planning issues. Using remotely sensed data, the project explores the efficacy and policy implications of new approaches toward analyzing data (i.e., homogeneity indices), integrates approaches from human geography (i.e., Expansion Method), and explores the utility of employing geo-technologies to further the politics of local growth and smart growth coalitions (i.e., green space).
1 Applying Geospatial Technologies in Urban Environments.- 2 Remote Sensing Change Detection in Urban Environments.- 3 Assesement of Risk in Urban Environments Using Geo-Spatal Analysis.- 4 Intraurban Population Estimation Using Remotely Sensed Imagery.- 5 Using Satellite Data to Estimate Urban Leaf Area Index.- 6 Public Participation Geographic Information Systems as Surveillance Tools in Urban Health.- 7 Examining Urban Environment Correlates of Childhood Physical Activity and Walkability Perception with GIS and Remote Sensing.- 8 Mapping, Measuring and Modeling Urban Growth.- 9 Deer-Vehicle Collisions Along the Suburban-Urban Fringe.- 10 Scale and Spatial Autocorrelation from a Remote Sensing Perspective.- 11 The Spatial Imperatives of Environmental Justice.- 12 Geotechnologies, Public Policy, and Practical Applications.- Subject Index.