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Monitoring the urban expansion of Thrakomakedones area (North- Western Athens) due to the Olympic Games using high resolution satellite data and GIS techniques
Author(s): Konstantinos G. Nikolakopoulos; Panagiotis I. Tsombos; George Papanikolaou
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Paper Abstract

The area of study is the broader area of North Western Athens near to Thrakomakedones village. Due to the 2004 Olympic Games a lot of changes occurred in that area. The aim of this study was to detect and map these changes, estimate the urban expansion rate and the human interferences in the natural landscape, using remote sensing data and GIS techniques. Airphotos and high resolution satellite data covering the period 2000-2007 and topographic maps of 1:5.000 scale were used for the urban growth mapping. Finally the qualitative and quantitative results of this study are presented in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7472, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XI, 74720A (18 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830270
Show Author Affiliations
Konstantinos G. Nikolakopoulos, Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration (Greece)
Panagiotis I. Tsombos, Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration (Greece)
George Papanikolaou, Institute of Geology & Mineral Exploration (Greece)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7472:
Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XI
Christopher M. U. Neale; Antonino Maltese, Editor(s)

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