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Understanding the Correlation between Landscape Pattern and Vertical Urban Volume by Time-Series Remote Sensing Data: A Case Study of Melbourne

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School of Remote Sensing Information Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
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School of Geography, South China Normal University, Guangzhou 510631, China
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10(1), 14; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10010014
Received: 28 November 2020 / Revised: 28 December 2020 / Accepted: 31 December 2020 / Published: 5 January 2021
Urbanization is changing the world’s surface pattern more and more drastically, which brings many social and ecological problems. Quantifying the changes in the landscape pattern and 3D structure of the city is important to understand these issues. This research study used Melbourne, a compact city, as a case study, and focused on landscape patterns and vertical urban volume (volume mean (VM), volume standard deviation (VSD)) and investigate the correlation between them from the scope of different scales and functions by Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS) techniques. We found: (1) From 2000 to 2012, the landscape pattern had a trend of decreasing fragmentation and increasing patch aggregation. The growth of VM and VSD was more severe than that of landscape metrics, and presented a “high–low” situation from the city center to the surroundings, maintaining the structure of “large east and small west”. (2) Landscape pattern was found closely associated with the urban volume. In the entire study area, landscape pattern patches with low fragmentation and high aggregation were directly proportional to VM with high value, which represented high urbanization, and patches with high connectivity and fragmentation had a positive relationship with high VSD, which represented strong spatial recognition. (3) The urban volumes of different urban functional areas were affected by different landscape patterns, and the analysis based on the local development situation can explain the internal mechanism of the interaction between the landscape pattern and the urban volume. View Full-Text
Keywords: urbanization; remote sensing; landscape pattern; vertical urban volume; Melbourne urbanization; remote sensing; landscape pattern; vertical urban volume; Melbourne
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Ge, M.; Fang, S.; Gong, Y.; Tao, P.; Yang, G.; Gong, W. Understanding the Correlation between Landscape Pattern and Vertical Urban Volume by Time-Series Remote Sensing Data: A Case Study of Melbourne. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2021, 10, 14. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10010014

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Ge M, Fang S, Gong Y, Tao P, Yang G, Gong W. Understanding the Correlation between Landscape Pattern and Vertical Urban Volume by Time-Series Remote Sensing Data: A Case Study of Melbourne. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 2021; 10(1):14. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10010014

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Ge, Mengyu, Shenghui Fang, Yan Gong, Pengjie Tao, Guang Yang, and Wenbing Gong. 2021. "Understanding the Correlation between Landscape Pattern and Vertical Urban Volume by Time-Series Remote Sensing Data: A Case Study of Melbourne" ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information 10, no. 1: 14. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijgi10010014

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