Exurban Change Detection in Fire-Prone Areas with Nighttime Satellite Imagery

@inproceedings{Cova2004ExurbanCD,
  title={Exurban Change Detection in Fire-Prone Areas with Nighttime Satellite Imagery},
  author={Thomas J. Cova and Paul C. Sutton and David M. Theobald},
  year={2004}
}
Fire-prone landscapes are increasingly being settled. Monitoring this development is an emerging need, and a low-cost method would benefit emergency managers. Existing changedetection methods can be expensive and time consuming when applied to low-density urban change in large, vegetated areas. Nighttime satellite imagery is explored as means for addressing this problem, and a case study is presented for Colorado. The results indicate that from 1992–2000, Grand County had the greatest absolute… CONTINUE READING