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Mapping urban growth in Boca Raton Florida, over a thirty year period

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Date Issued:
2008
Summary:
The rapid increase of urban growth is a major issue for many regions around the world, which result in astounding loss in farmlands and increase in population densities. It important that urban growth be monitored as it will aid the local government in implementing the appropriate measures for a growing population. The city of Boca Raton, Florida, is the case study for this research. A multi-temporal analysis is done of five Landsat satellite images over a thirty year time period, 1973-2002. Textural analysis was performed on each of the images, to delineate the urban areas. Three by-products resulted from the textural analysis: time series tinted overlays, dasymetric mapping and a series of animated maps, showing the movement of growth across the landscape through time. All the resulting products of the time series analysis were used to show the magnitude and direction of growth over time.
Title: Mapping urban growth in Boca Raton Florida, over a thirty year period.
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Name(s): Breary, Gillian.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2008
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: x, 70 p. : ill. (some col.).
Language(s): English
Summary: The rapid increase of urban growth is a major issue for many regions around the world, which result in astounding loss in farmlands and increase in population densities. It important that urban growth be monitored as it will aid the local government in implementing the appropriate measures for a growing population. The city of Boca Raton, Florida, is the case study for this research. A multi-temporal analysis is done of five Landsat satellite images over a thirty year time period, 1973-2002. Textural analysis was performed on each of the images, to delineate the urban areas. Three by-products resulted from the textural analysis: time series tinted overlays, dasymetric mapping and a series of animated maps, showing the movement of growth across the landscape through time. All the resulting products of the time series analysis were used to show the magnitude and direction of growth over time.
Identifier: 317251918 (oclc), 172668 (digitool), FADT172668 (IID), fau:2844 (fedora)
Note(s): by Gillian Breary.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2008.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2008. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Urbanization -- 20th century -- Florida -- Boca Raton
Cities and towns -- Florida -- Boca Raton
Community development, Urban -- Florida -- Boca Raton
Regional planning -- Florida -- Boca Raton
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/172668
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Owner Institution: FAU