Faculty Publications

Title

Multiscale Fractal Characteristics of Urban Landscape in Indianapolis, USA

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Fractal dimension (FD) algorithm, Fractal measurement, Indianapolis, Scales, Urban landscape

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Scale Issues in Remote Sensing

Volume

9781118305041

First Page

230

Last Page

252

Abstract

This chapter presents an evaluation of the effectiveness of the selected triangular prism (TP) fractal dimension (FD) algorithm for characterizing urban landscape in Indianapolis, Indiana, at multiple spatial and temporal scales. The study aims at analyzing the performance of the TP approach in capturing different fractal properties recorded in remotely sensed data acquired by various sensors. It examines fractal properties of the urban landscape derived by using raw and classified images. The study also analyzes the effect of scale change on image properties with resampled images, and investigates the potential of FD in revealing landscape changes between 1985 and 2000 by four Landsat TM/ETM+ images. The efficiency of fractal measurement for detecting the scaling properties of remote sensing images due to the resampling process is also evaluated with the resampled images.

Original Publication Date

3-17-2014

DOI of published version

10.1002/9781118801628.ch12

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