Podcast: Remote Sensing for Detecting Urban Growth and Open Space Loss

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In this interview, Editor in Chief Joe Francica speaks with Dr. Richard Lathrop, director for the Center for Remote Sensing and spatial analysis at Rutgers University. Dr. Lathrop recently published a study on land use and land cover classification of the entire State of New Jersey entitled "Changing Landscapes in the Garden State: Urban Growth and Open Space Loss in NJ 1986 thru 2007." Francica discusses some of the GIS and remote sensing technology applications used to produce this study. The podcast highlights the specifics about the GIS technology and techniques he used and the implications for New Jersey’s communities and legislature to act upon his findings for smart growth initiatives within the state.

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