Urban management : availibility of technical tools

Potsiou, Chryssy & Yerach Doytscher

The research identifies the basic social, economic, and environmental impacts of the current global urbanization rates and the results of this research are illustrated by examples and statistics derived from various countries. It is emphasized that the current situation and its impacts bring new challenges for planners, surveyors and government administrators. Simultaneously with the rapid global urbanization process, mainly in the second half of the 20th century, major technological developments occurred and their impact on the surveying, mapping and geographic information communities is extremely significant. During the last decades new advanced hardware systems and sophisticated geospatial processing algorithms have been developed, thus affecting dramatically the traditional methods for data collection and data processing and providing surveyors, planners and administrators with new methods and techniques to improve the systems and tools used for land management. A review of the available technical tools for spatial information collection, integration and management is given mainly according to their applicability for better urban management. Proposals are given about the most appropriate tools that facilitate usage of the diverse spatial information derived from various sources (such as photogrammetry, field surveying, radar, LiDAR, cartographic digitization and scanning) to facilitate current urban planning and management needs (such as city modeling, informal development detection, environmental monitoring, risk management, disaster prevention).

Event: International Conference on Spatial Data Infrastructure 2010

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