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Predicting Urban Expansion

Urban Expansion of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 

I used a combination of remote sensing and GIS to create input data for a model of the urban expansion of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  ASTER, SPOT, and Quickbird imagery from the 1990s and early to mid 2000s were used to identify existing urban areas.  This urban footprint, along with many other factors including slope and existing road networks, was used to predict the shape and extent of the city in subsequent decades.  Being able to accurately predict urban sprawl can be valuable for reasons related to city planning, conservation, resource management and many other fields.   

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