Modeling and visualizing urban sprawl and carbon footprints in Phoenix metropolitan area

Sebastian Petsch, Subhrajit Guhathakurta & Hans Hagen
Urban planners are dealing with problems of urban sprawl and CO2 emissions. The multidimensional character of these phenomena requires new analysis and visualization tools that are unavailable in platforms like the Geographical Information Systems (GIS). This paper, first, presents an approach for measuring and monitoring urban sprawl and carbon footprints. Second, it offers a three-dimensional visualization method that takes into account the multi-dimensional nature of the data. The visualization of the data is based on...