Calculating indices for urban sprawl

Abstract : Urban sprawl is a complex concept, that is generally associated with auto-oriented, low-density development. It is the subject of a wide range of research efforts, aiming at understanding and characterizing the underlying driving factors. This report follows an effort by Burchfield et al. who proposed in [burchfield06] a simple measure for urban sprawl, a so-called sprawl index. It proposes variants of this index and describes their implementation using the R statistical computation environment, the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library and the Quantum GIS (Geographic Information System).
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Jakub Krzywda, Peter Sturm. Calculating indices for urban sprawl. [Research Report] RR-8398, INRIA. 2013. ⟨hal-00907081⟩

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