Urban Dynamics Research Program: Analysis of Land Use Change in Urban EnvironmentsEntry ID: USGS_UDRP
Abstract: The Urban Dynamics project looks at land use change in urban environments in order to provide a historical perspective of land use change and an assessment of the spatial patterns, rates, correlation, trends, and impacts of that change. This project develops and refines methods for land use reconstruction, geographic analysis, modeling, prediction, monitoring, and impacts assessment.
The goal ... of this project is to provide a greater understanding of the land use changes occurring in metropolitan areas.
-Develop methods for land use reconstruction, geographic analysis, and regional assessments of urban land use change.
-Identify the spatial linkages between the physiographic and socio-economic variables that contribute to urban growth.
-Develop and test models for predicting future land transformations with some statistically defined confidence.
-Provide the public and decision-makers with the data and information resources needed to make informed decisions regarding future development and environmentally sustainable economic growth.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: USGS EROS Center
Dataset Title: Urban Dynamics Research Program: Analysis of Land Use Change in Urban Environments
Dataset Publisher: USGS EROS CenterOnline Resource: http://landcover.usgs.gov/
BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > URBAN LANDS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND TENURE
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE CLASSES
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND PRODUCTIVITY
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND RESOURCES
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND USE CLASSES
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
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Data Set Progress
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Global Change Master Directory
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: urban at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey Ames Research Center MS 242-4
City: Moffett Field
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-07-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-14