Settlement process studies in developing countries using diverse remote sensing data types

Ulrike Sturm-Hentschel, Andreas C. Braun, Stefan Hinz & Joachim Vogt
A typical situation in many developing countries is sparse data availability. Thus, many issues of applied research need to be tackled in spite of poor data disposability. We exemplify these issues in the coastal area of Benin in Western Africa by a time series using a grey scale aerial image (1995), QuickBird data (2002), and a colour aerial image (2007, scale 1:20000). Coastal regions are in general areas of high attraction worldwide. Due to migration...