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Research Materials - Posters and Flyers

The posters and brochures shown below are available in PDF format by clicking on the accompanying images.

Metrics and Tools for the Analysis of Urban Expansion - The poster proposes several methods by which urban sprawl can be quantitatively measured for a given city and allows change to be analyzed over time. The methods use land cover data to measure the population density and the spatial characteristics of the urban area. The poster was displayed at the 17th William T. Pecora Memorial Remote Sensing Symposium held November 16-20, 2008, Denver, CO.

Development of a Protocol to Classify and Map Phragmites australis in Tidal Marshes of the Lower Connecticut River Using Satellite Multi-spectral Imagery - This poster describes the main steps and datasets used to map major plant communities on a Connecticut tidal marsh.  First, ground spectra were taken in the field over the growing seasons.  The spectral signatures were correlated with Quickbird satellite image data and were used, along with LiDAR elevation, to create rules.  The rules were implemented in image classification software to produce a map.  An extensive floristic inventory of the marsh was used to assess the classification.   The results serve as a baseline for monitoring Phragmites australis which was treated following the study.The poster was displayed at CIPWG (Connecticut Invasive Plant Working Group) Symposium 2008 held October 1, 2008, Storrs, CT.

Creating Useful Products for Connecticut's 2000 Statewide LiDAR Data Set - this poster presents the background, methods, and results of the creation of a WWW-based cite for the distribution of Connecticut LiDAR data and associated products. The poster additionally provides summary information about the data including error reports and posting densities.
The poster was displayed at the Second National Lidar Meeting held May 21-22, 2008, Reston, VA.

An Analysis of Change in the Spatial Structure of Springfield, MA - this is a digital poster dynamically illustrating the change in the urban spatial structure of Springfield over a roughly 10 year time period. The first set of maps show land cover data that was derived from satellite imagery. The remaining maps depict the manifestations of urban sprawl such as the urbanized open space and the urban footprint. The tables quantify these sprawl manifestations and characterize the compactness of the city.The poster was displayed at NEARC 2007 (Northeast Arc Users Group) held November 4-7, 2007, Burlington, VT.

Remote Sensing Imagery Sampler - this color poster measures 41" by 41" and compares different types of the remote sensing imagery by resolution for the town of Stoningon, CT, seasonal and spectral differences for the Windham County, CT, and historical changes of the University of Connecticut Campus, Storrs, CT. It also reviews four types of available free image viewers. The poster was displayed at CCNR 2007 (Connecticut Conference of Natural Resources) held on March 9, 2007, Storrs, CT.

The Effects of Elevation Datasets on Coastal Flood Mapping - this color poster measures 42" by 38". After the disastrous 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, the most active in recorded history, the need for accurate information for preparedness and evacuation planning has become increasingly evident. The NASA DEVELOP team explored the effects of elevation datasets on coastal flood mapping. The team created flood maps for the 37 coastal towns of Connecticut, for different category hurricanes, using SRTM, NED and LIDAR data. The poster was displayed at NEARC (The Northeast Arc Users Group) Conference held on November 12-15, 2006, Mystic, CT.

An Analysis of Change in the Spatial Structure of Springfield, MA - this color poster measures 42" by 40" and illustrates the change in the urban spatial structure of Springfield over a roughly 10 year time period. The first set of maps show land cover data that was derived from satellite imagery. The remaining maps depict the manifestations of urban sprawl such as the urbanized open space and the urban footprint. The tables quantify these sprawl manifestations and characterize the compactness of the city.This poster was created as the part of the research conducted under the "Urban Growth Initiative" project funded by The World Bank and the National Science Foundation.

A Comparison of Approaches to Impervious Surface Characterization - this color poster measures 40" by 48" and compares the results of various methods for the estimation of impervious surfaces. The poster was displayed at IGRASS 2006 (International Geoscience And Remote Sensing Symposium) held July 31 - August 4, 2006, Denver, CO.

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Connecticut's Landscape - this is a color poster measuring 23" by 30" that shows the state's 1995 land use and land cover as interpreted from satellite imagery. The poster was distributed to each middle and high school in Connecticut in conjunction with National Geography Awareness Week (November 15-19, 1999) and GIS Day (Friday, November 19).

Understanding Connecticut's Landscape- this color brochure describes remote sensing and the processes involved in satellite imagery interpretation to create Connecticut’s Landscape.

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