SPACEial North West

Growth in the Cross Border Gateway

Results of Remote Sensing Exercise for the SPACEial North West Project

The SPACEialNW project sets out to examine the changes that have occurred in settlement patterns in the North West Region Crossborder Area from 2000 to 2010. During this time period, Derry/Londonderry and Letterkenny were designated as a joint gateway.   In addition to the statistical analysis of the urban areas, the results of which are presented in Our Question, an extensive remote sensing exercise was undertaken to determine the actual physical level of change within the joint crossborder gateway from 2000 to 2010.  The methodology for this research is presented in Our Approach while the results derived from this image classification exercise are presented below in a series of tables, maps and graphs; in an effort to understand the changing urban morphology and possibly the factors influencing the growth within the gateway towns.  The results of the remote sensing of Letterkenny and Derry can be found by clicking on CHAPTER 4.   Or to find out more about remote sensing please go to the remote sensing section.  

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