SPACEial North West

Remote Sensing

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 the section of the report  entitled '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 section entitled 'Our Approach'  while the results derived from this image classification exercise are in the section entitled 'Growth in the Cross Border Area'