Identifying Spatial Units of Human Occupation in the Brazilian Amazon Using Landsat and CBERS Multi-Resolution Imagery

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Maria Isabel Sobral Escada; Antonio Miguel Vieira Monteiro; Silvana Amaral; Newton Brigatti; Ana Paula Dal’Asta;

Every spatial unit of human occupation is part of a network structuring an extensive process of urbanization in the Amazon territory. Multi-resolution remote sensing data were used to identify and map human presence and activities in the Sustainable Forest District of C... View more
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