Journal article

Using open data to detect the structure and pattern of informal settlements: an outset to support inclusive SDGs' achievement

Zahra Assarkhaniki, Soheil Sabri, Abbas Rajabifard

BIG EARTH DATA | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2021

Abstract

The detection of informal settlements is the first step in planning and upgrading deprived areas in order to leave no one behind in SDGs. Very High-Resolution satellite images (VHR), have been extensively used for this purpose. However, as a cost-prohibitive data source, VHR might not be available to all, particularly nations that are home to many informal settlements. This study examines the application of open and freely available data sources to detect the structure and pattern of informal settlements. Here, in a case study of Jakarta, Indonesia, Medium Resolution satellite imagery (MR) derived from Landsat 8 (2020) was classified to detect these settlements. The classification was done u..

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