Title

An Urban Change Comparison of Shepherdsville and Mount Washington, Kentucky from 1998 to 2018 Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

Presenter Information

Alex ClineFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Environmental Geology

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Dr. Haluk Cetin

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the urban change of Shepherdsville, Kentucky to neighboring Mount Washington, Kentucky at a 10 year interval. Landsat images from Landsat 5 and 8 have been extracted for 1998, 2008, and 2018 for both areas of interest. Those images have been processed to display a Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. This has identified pixel values to be used in representation of urban landscape for the respective location and year. After further processing the subsequent images have been overlain to display visual and numerical change throughout the study period for Shepherdsville and Mount Washington. Furthermore, these results have been presented alongside each other to compare and contrast the similarities and differences of the urban landscape change for the neighboring cities. Finally, census data have provided additional insight into the urban growth of these locations.

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Sigma Xi Poster Competition (Juried)

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An Urban Change Comparison of Shepherdsville and Mount Washington, Kentucky from 1998 to 2018 Using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems

The purpose of this study was to examine and compare the urban change of Shepherdsville, Kentucky to neighboring Mount Washington, Kentucky at a 10 year interval. Landsat images from Landsat 5 and 8 have been extracted for 1998, 2008, and 2018 for both areas of interest. Those images have been processed to display a Normalized Difference Vegetation Index. This has identified pixel values to be used in representation of urban landscape for the respective location and year. After further processing the subsequent images have been overlain to display visual and numerical change throughout the study period for Shepherdsville and Mount Washington. Furthermore, these results have been presented alongside each other to compare and contrast the similarities and differences of the urban landscape change for the neighboring cities. Finally, census data have provided additional insight into the urban growth of these locations.