2019 FOSS4G Bucharest Talks speaker: Ran Goldblatt
Remote Sensing Analysis for Urban Research at Scale
Image classification of urbanization processes require reference data either for training or for validation. However, there is scarcity of reference labeled datasets specifically to detect urban areas. In this talk, I will present three approaches for collection of open-source reference data that mark built-up areas.
Free Satellite Data for Stronger City Resilience
Open data and publicly available satellite imagery are transforming how cities can prepare for disaster and climate risks and strengthen urban resilience. In this talk, we present a data-fusion approach that utilizes free satellite imagery (Sentinel-1 and 2) to identify flood prone areas in developing cities. The approach, which is fully automated, relies on SAR (Sentinel-1) and optical data (Sentinel-2) to identify and map urban areas that have been prone to flooding in the last 5 years.