A multi-scale method of mapping urban influence

Timothy G. Wade, James D. Wickham, Nicola Zacarelli, Kurt H. Riitters
2009 Environmental Modelling & Software  
Urban development can impact environmental quality and ecosystem services well beyond urban extent. Many methods to map urban areas have been developed and used in the past, but most have simply tried to map existing extent of urban development, and all have been single-scale techniques. The method presented here uses a clustering approach to look beyond the extant urban area at multiple scales. The result is a single, synoptic multi-scale map of urban influence that should be useful in urban,
more » ... egional and environmental planning efforts. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.03.006 fatcat:qphenby5jjewtmu57ui7twuzni