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Book Book Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:Recent advances in remote sensing and GIS in Sub-Sahara Africa
Editors:Kamusoko, Courage
Mundia, Charles Ndegwa
Murayama, Yuji
Series:African political, economic and security issues series
City of publisher:Hauppauge, NY
Publisher:Nova Science Publishers
ISBN:1617610038; 9781617610035
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:remote sensing
land use
Abstract:The GIS (geographic information science) and remote sensing data and analysing techniques for large areas of Sub-Saharan Africa are either outdated or non-existent, yet these methods hold the key to halting serious, impending socioeconomic problems in the region. The Introduction, which examines the usefulness of spatial analysis using remote sensing and GIS techniques, is by Y. Murayama. The various topics studied are modelling spatial processes of urban growth in Nairobi (Kenya; C.N. Mundia, M. Aniya, Y. Murayama); modelling land use/cover changes in the Bindura district of Zimbabwe (C. Kamusoko, M. Aniya, M. Manjoro); urban land use change and fragmentation of the landscape in Lagos, Nigeria (A.K. Braimoh, T. Onishi, P.J. Marcotullio); classifying urban built-up areas on the basis of ALOS (Advanced Land Observing Satellite) spectral and textual data from Harare, Zimbabwe (C. Kamusoko, M. Manjoro); changing patterns of land use/cover in the Masai Mara game park, Kenya (C.N. Mundia, Y. Murayama); exploring woodland fragmentation in the Bindura district of Zimbabwe (C. Kamusoko, E. Chikati); exploring land use/cover changes in Nakuru municipality, Kenya, using GIS and Markov chain modelling techniques (C.N. Mundia, K.M. Mubea, M.K. Gachari); use of open source web mapping and its potential (D.N. Kuria, D.E. Musiega); SDI (Spatial Data Infrastructures) for transport mapping in Kampala, Uganda (M.L.K. Ndandiko, A. Gidudu); and current status and future prospects of remote sensing and GIS in Sub-Sahara Africa (C.N. Mundia, M.K. Gachari). [ASC Leiden abstract]