THE UTILITY OF GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY IN URBAN MORPHOLOGICAL STUDIES: A REVIEW


THE UTILITY OF GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY IN URBAN MORPHOLOGICAL STUDIES: A REVIEW


Maurice Onyango Oyugi

School of the Built Environment, Department of Architecture and Building Science, University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya.


American Journal of Geographical Research and Reviews

Increasing urbanisation, poor location of urban amenities and utilities in consideration to population concentration has made many cities face environmental, land use and socio-economic challenges. This can be mitigated against through the analysis of the interactions existing between urban natural and human systems as provided for by the geospatial technology notably Remote Sensing, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Photogrammetry. This has made geospatial technology gain primacy in the urban studies and literature on the utility of geospatial techniques in the analysis and modelling of urban morphology has grown over the years. This paper therefore, anchors an understanding on the urban morphology and the role of geospatial techniques in studying the same.


Keywords: Geospatial Technology, Urban Morphology, Land Use and Land Cover

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Maurice Onyango Oyugi. THE UTILITY OF GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY IN URBAN MORPHOLOGICAL STUDIES: A REVIEW. American Journal of Geographical Research and Reviews, 2019; 2:11.


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