Mapping and Forecasting Land Use

Mapping and Forecasting Land Use

The Present and Future of Planning

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Paulo Pereira, Eduardo Gomes, Jorge Rocha
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909471

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Mapping and Forecasting Land Use: The Present and Future of Planning is a comprehensive reference on the use of technologies to map land use, focusing on GIS and remote sensing applications and methodologies for land use monitoring. The book addresses transversal topics such as urbanization, biodiversity loss, climate change, ecosystem services, and participatory planning, with pros and cons of a variety of aerial technologies in mapping and land use. The book has specifically been developed with a multidisciplinary approach in mind and provides opinions and evidence from leading researchers working in academic institutions across the globe. The second half of the book moves from theory and research advancement into case studies, compiling global examples to provide real-world context and evidence of the techniques and applications.Mapping and Forecasting Land Use: The Present and Future of Planning is a useful guide for graduates, academics and researchers in the fields of geography, geographic information science and land use science, who want to effectively apply GIS and remote sensing capabilities to mapping or wider land studies. Researchers in Geosciences, Environmental Science and Agriculture will also find this of value in utilizing 21st century technologies to their field.

Key Features

    • Provides a guide to land use mapping technologies including GIS and remote sensing
    • Covers a wide field of interdisciplinary subjects related to GIS applications in land use
    • Features global case studies alongside exploring theory and current research in the field



Postgraduates, academics and researchers in the fields of Geography; Geographic information science and Land use science. Researchers in Geosciences, Environmental Science and Agriculture

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction

    Section 1: Theory
    2. Land-use changes and Ecosystem Services
    3. Future land use/cover changes and participatory planning
    4. Earth observation, Land-Use and Land-Cover Mapping and Society
    5. Peri-urban land use
    6. Advancing land-use modelling requires new data to understand and represent human decision making
    7. Forecasting Land-use and land cover change: opening stakeholders' black box
    8. Landscape, water, people and climate
    9. Drivers of land use changes in Latin America. A review focusing on irrigated drylands

    Section 2: Case Studies
    10. Land use dynamics on the Tibetan Plateau
    11. Cultivation spread into desert land over the last five decades (1972–2020), challenges and choices. A case study surrounding areas of Nile delta
    12. Land use management for coastal flooding prevention; a participatory simulation platform applied to Camargue (France)
    13. The role of non-farm activities in the transformation of peri-urban landscapes from agricultural to urban landscapes (Greater Copenhagen, Denmark)
    14. Setting up a Land Use Cover Change Model for Greater Sydney. Lessons learnt and challenges ahead
    15. Land-use change in the touristic city (Lisbon, Portugal)
    16. Land use change effects in one UNESCO cultural landscape and future projection (Viñales, Cuba)
    17. Projections of future land use changes and associated ecosystem services loss in Kolkata megacity region

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323909471

About the Editors

Paulo Pereira

Paulo Pereira
Prof. Pereira holds a PhD in Physical Geography from the University of Barcelona. He has previous experience working on spatial modelling of environmental variables and applying these results to sustainable landscape planning. Prof. Pereira was awarded the outstanding young scientist award from the Soil System Sciences Division (European Geoscience Union) and he is an Editor and has been Guest Editor of various prestigious journals in the field of environment and soil science (Land Degradation and Development, Science of the Total Environment, Geoderma, Catena and Journal of Soils and Sediments).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Environmental Management Center, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania

Eduardo Gomes

Eduardo Gomes has a PhD in Geography from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and a second PhD in Geographic Information Science from the University of Lisbon (joint-supervision program). His latest research has focused on the design of modeling and collaborative simulations applied to analyze land use and land use cover changes using different methods. Eduardo Gomes has published 11 articles (8 as the first author) and has been an invited researcher to prestigious international institutions such as the Centre for Urban Research, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (Australia), Geography Section, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (Denmark), and Future Cities Laboratory, ETH Centre, (Singapore). Eduardo Gomes has participated in scientific conferences as an invited speaker, and he was a member of the organizing committee of scientific conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Geographie-cites Department, Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France

Jorge Rocha

Jorge Rocha holds a BSc in Geography and Regional Planning (1996), MSc in Geographic Information Systems (2003) and in Spatial Planning (2013), and a PhD in Geographic Information Science (2012). Currently he is an Assistant Professor of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, and effective researcher of the Centre of Geographical Studies, both at the University of Lisbon (Portugal), where he is also co-coordinator of the Laboratory for Remote Sensing, Geographical Analysis and Modelling (GEOMODLAB). His fields of expertise are geosimulation and geocomputation involving artificial intelligence (deep learning, agent-based models, etc.) and cellular automata and programming (r and python) applied to spatial problems. Jorge's works are quite diverse, focusing mainly on urban morphology, remote sensing, land use land cover, health geography, smart cities, and big data.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, Researcher, Centre of Geographical Studies, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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