Title: Urban and Regional Built-up Analysis (URBA): Higher resolution (2.5m) of built-up detection GHSL Europe wall-to-wall coverage
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2014
JRC N°: JRC97916
ISBN: 978-92-79-52092-1 (print)
978-92-79-52091-4 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 27486
OP LB-NA-27486-EN-C (print)
OP LB-NA-27486-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC97916
DOI: 10.2788/305061
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Mapping and analyzing settlements in Europe is an on-going research project performed in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO). The work described in this technical report, summarizes the customization and improvements of the GHSL technology towards a wall-to-wall, gap-free coverage of Europe. The output of this work has been published under the European Environment Agency portal in December 2014 as the European Settlement Map (ESM). This map represents human settlements in Europe at 100m of resolution. The report details the GHSL workflows as they evolved from 2013 to 2014, towards the publication of the European Settlement Map, as well as specific problems in the extraction of information from the SPOT 5 and SPOT 6 satellite imagery; data gaps due to cloud coverage or otherwise missing data, and how these issues were addressed and resolved before the publication of the European Settlement Map.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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