Urbanization and barangay convexity relationship analysis

  • Charles Jason Diaz National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • May T. Lim National Institute of Physics, University of the Philippines Diliman

Abstract

Human population studies show an increasing population density in urban areas. In this study, we present a method for measuring the growth and spatial extent of urbanization using readily accessible remote sensing data. We obtain land use/land cover data taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor of NASA. The urban tile density of barangays are compared to its convexity. The convexity of a barangay is used as a measure for the regularity of its shape, i.e. the absence of infoldings and protrusions.

Published
2019-05-24
How to Cite
[1]
C. J. Diaz and M. Lim. Urbanization and barangay convexity relationship analysis, Proceedings of the Samahang Pisika ng Pilipinas 37, SPP-2019-2F-07 (2019). URL: https://paperview.spp-online.org/proceedings/article/view/SPP-2019-2F-07.
Section
Complex Systems and Data Analytics