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Spatial metrics for Greek cities using land cover information from the Urban Atlas
AGILE'2012 International Conference on Geographic Information Science: Science Multidisciplinary Research on Geographical Information in Europe and Beyond (2012)
  • P. Prastacos
  • Nektarios Chrysoulakis
  • G. Kochilakis
Abstract
This paper discusses the Urban Atlas dataset that was recently released by the European Environment Agency for analyzing urban areas. The Urban Atlas provides information on land use for all cities in Europe which participate in the Urban Audit, that is cities with population of more than 100,000 inhabitants. After providing an overview of the differences between this dataset and the CORINE land cover dataset that has been available since 1990, 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. Keywords: spatial metrics, land cover, urban atlas, CORINE, Greece.
Keywords
  • Urban Atlas; landscape metrics
Publication Date
April 27, 2012
Citation Information
Prastacos, P., Chrysoulakis, N. and Kochilakis, G., 2012. Spatial metrics for Greek cities using land cover information from the Urban Atlas. Proceedings of the AGILE'2012 International Conference on Geographic Information Science: Science Multidisciplinary Research on Geographical Information in Europe and Beyond, Avignon, April, 24-27, 2012 ISBN: 978-90-816960-0-5.