Improving the calibration of the MOLAND urban growth model with land-use information derived from a time-series of medium resolution remote sensing data

Tim Van De Voorde, Johannes Van Der Kwast, Inge Uljee, Guy Engelen, Frank Canters

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Abstract

Calibrating land-use change models requires a time-series of reliable and consistent land-use maps, which are often not available. Medium resolution satellite images have a temporal and spatial resolution that is ideally suited for model calibration, and could therefore be an important information source to improve the performance of land-use change models. In this research, a calibration framework based on remote sensing data is proposed for the MOLAND model. Structural land-use information was first inferred from the available medium resolution satellite images by applying supervised classification at the level of predefined regions using metrics that describe the distribution of sub-pixel estimations of artificial sealed surfaces. The resulting maps were compared to the model output with a selected set of spatial metrics. Based on this comparison, the model was recalibrated according to five scenario's. While the selected metrics generally demonstrated a low sensitivity to changes in model parameters, some improvement was nevertheless noted for one particular scenario.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science
EditorsD. Taniar, O. Gervasi, B. Murgante, E. Pardede, B. O. Apduhan
PublisherSpringer
Pages89-104
Number of pages16
Volume6016
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-12155-5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2010
EventFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 21 Sep 200925 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on Geographical Analysis, Urban Modeling, Spatial Statistics, ICCSA 2010, 23-26 March, Fukuoka, Japan

Conference

ConferenceFinds and Results from the Swedish Cyprus Expedition: A Gender Perspective at the Medelhavsmuseet
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period21/09/0925/09/09

Bibliographical note

D. Taniar, O. Gervasi, B. Murgante, E. Pardede, B. O. Apduhan

Keywords

  • land-use classification
  • sub-pixel classification
  • calibration of land-use change models

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