Urban Areas are growing rapidly in all countries of the world. Urban growth and its associated problems are very challenging tasks in which remote sensing imageries could help to get up-to-date information. During the last decades and especially during the last few years we recognized rapid advances in the imaging technology (e.g. high spatial resolution and 3D) and in the digital image analysis techniques. According to the growing awareness of urban areas, agglomerations and mega cities more and more scientists focus on topic related to them. To further support research and information exchange in this area EARSeL established the SIG „Urban Remote Sensing“.

This new SIG is chaired by Prof.Dr. Carsten Jürgens from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany and Prof. Dr.Derya Maktav from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

If you have any comments, ideas or suggestions relating this SIG please do not hesitate to contact us.