Urban Atlas, land use modelling and spatial metric techniques51st European Congress of the Regional Science Association International (2011)
AbstractThis paper is focused on the use of the Urban Atlas dataset that was recently released by the European Environment Agency for analyzing urban environments. The Urban Atlas provides information on land use for all cities in Europe with population of more than 100.000 inhabitants. After providing an overview of the differences between this dataset and the CORINE LC data that have been available for some years, it discusses how the dataset could be used for land use modeling. Finally it presents the estimation of various landscape metric indicators for several cities in Greece. These indicators can be used for comparing the structure and the form of the various cities.
- Urban Atlas; land use modelling; landscape metrics
Publication DateSeptember 3, 2011
Citation InformationPrastacos, P., Chrysoulakis, N. and Kochilakis, G., 2011. Urban Atlas, land use modelling and spatial metric techniques. In: Proceedings of the 51st European Congress of the Regional Science Association International. European Regional Science Association. Barcelona, Spain, August 30 - September 3.