A Zipf’s Law-Based Method for Mapping Urban Areas Using NPP-VIIRS Nighttime Light Data

A significant difficulty in urban studies is obtaining urban areas. Nighttime light (NTL) data provide efficient approaches to map urban areas. Previous methods have utilized visual particularities of cities with ancillary data to obtain the optimal thresholds. How cities behave differently from rur...

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Main Authors: Wenjia Wu, Hongrui Zhao, Shulong Jiang
Format: Article
Published: MDPI AG 2018-01-01
Series:Remote Sensing
Online Access:http://www.mdpi.com/2072-4292/10/1/130