EO4SD - Urban Development is a project funded by ESA under the ESA Earth Observation Envelope Programme EOEP-4.

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Webinars

Below we provide the list of all past webinars given within the EO4SD-Urban project including a brief content description and the link to the related video recording.

1.1 - Geospatial Technology and its Applications for Urban Topics

The webinar presents some of the major challenges in urban development and planning in developing countries and the potential for the application of geo-spatial data to improve assessment of urban growth and planning. These issues are illustrated with various examples from the EO4SD Urban Portfolio.

No specific a-priori knowledge is required.

 

Date: 17/07/2018 + 12/09/2018

2.1 - Remote Sensing Introduction & Characteristics of Satellite Data

The webinar answers the questions: What is remote sensing? What is a satellite and how does it work? Which kind of sensor systems are available and what are their characteristics?

No specific a-priori knowledge is required.

Date: 18/09/2018

2.2 - Basics of Image Classification & Geographical Information Systems

The webinar answers the questions: How can I generate information from satellite imagery? What is GIS? How can it be used?

Recommended a-priori knowledge: Webinar 2.1.

Date: 26/09/2018

2.3 - Accuracy & Quality of Products

Global geo-spatial data freely available on the internet are often used for decision making without considering their limitations due to poor accuracy and quality control procedures. Additionally, geo-spatial data produced with no metadata and quality control (QC) pose problems related to transparency, repeatability of methods and consistency. In this webinar, the importance of proper accuracy assessment and quality assurance of EO products is emphasized.

No specific a-priori knowledge is required.

Date: 10/10/2018

2.4 - Product Portfolio in a Nutshell

This webinar provides a brief explanation of all currently generated products in the EO4SD Urban portfolio. Users are given an overview of the products and their main properties without going much into technical details. Recommended a-priori knowledge: Webinars 2.1-2.3.

Date: 17/10/2018

3.1 - Improvements to Developing Master Plans

The application of EO for land use/land cover products can be used as the basis for improved design and implementation of Master Plans. The assessment of urban growth and urban expansion are key aspects of the utility of Master Plans, as this information will help to define areas for new plans as well as improve exisitng plans. Recommended a-priori knowledge: Webinars 2.1-2.4.

Date: 17/10/2018

3.2 - Slums Upgrade and Access to Basic Services

Most urban centers in developing countries have very little current/accurate data available on the location, extent and the dynamics of informal settlements. More, related information on level of service deprivation (e.g. water and sanitation access) are completely missing or they are limited to small local surveys. Satellite data can provide spatially disaggregated information with high spatial and temporal consistency, to address the gaps in information. Recommended a-priori knowledge: Webinars 2.1-2.4.

Date: 30/01/2019

3.3 - Improving Urban livelihoods

Public urban spaces such as streets, open spaces, green areas, parks, and public buildings are necessary components for a livable city. Inadequate, poorly designed, or privatized public spaces often generate exclusion and marginalization and therefore degrade the livability of the urban environment. This webinar focuses on the role of EO data and GIS analysis which are used to improve the knowledge of these spaces and to give the authorities better tools for management and planning in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goal 11.7.

Recommended a-priori knowledge: Webinars 2.1-2.4.

Date: 06/02/2019

3.4 - Improved Methods for Assessment of Land Valuation and Property Taxes

Public urban spaces such as streets, open spaces, green areas, parks, and public buildings are necessary components for a livable city. Inadequate, poorly designed, or privatized public spaces often generate exclusion and marginalization and therefore degrade the livability of the urban environment. This webinar focuses on the role of EO data and GIS analysis which are used to improve the knowledge of these spaces and to give the authorities better tools for management and planning in order to reach the Sustainable Development Goal 11.7.

Recommended a-priori knowledge: Webinars 2.1-2.4.

Date: 06/02/2019

3.5 - EO Data for Climate Resilience and Disaster Management City Plans

This webinar focuses on Flood History and - Risk as well as on Land Motion (subsidence), but related topics that will be touched upon are LU/LC and Change, Transport Infrastructure and Green Urban areas, as these are also relevant for assessing sustainability of cities with respect to Climate Resilience and Disaster Management. During the webinar use cases and applications of EO based solutions are demonstrated for several cities.

Recommended a-priori knowledge: Webinars 2.1-2.4.

Date: 27/02/2019

3.6 - Analyzing Urban Areas using Available Data and online Tools

The aim of this webinar is twofold: first, to outline the use of the world settlement footprint (WSF) for comparative analysis and, second, to present a set of online tools which can be used to generate statistics and geo-spatial analysis hosted on the Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (UTEP).

Recommended a-priori knowledge: Webinars 2.1-2.4.

Date: 06/03/2019