Civil Engineering Applications of Remote Sensing London Docklands—A Case Study in Applied GIS

by James D. Russell, Geonex Int, St. Petersburg, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering Applications of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems


This paper addresses the role of remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) technology in transforming the London Docklands from a run-down area of urban decline to a spectacular example of inner city regeneration. Specifically, the following items will be addressed. 1. How aerial photography, photogrammetric base mapping and conventional field surveys were used to construct a comprehensive GIS in support of the London Docklands. 2. The use of this GIS supporting the public agency, i.e. London Docklands Development Corporation, in obtaining the necessary permits and providing a means for environmental impact analysis. 3. The continued use of this system, supporting and guiding infra-structure construction and private development.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Remote sensing | Geographic information systems | Information systems | Mapping | Information management | Urban areas | Aerial photography | London | United Kingdom | Europe

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