ZHANG Bao-guang. APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY TO POPULATION ESTIMATION[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2003, 13(3): 267-271.
 Citation: ZHANG Bao-guang. APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY TO POPULATION ESTIMATION[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2003, 13(3): 267-271.

# APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY TO POPULATION ESTIMATION

• Publish Date: 2003-09-20
• This paper attempts to explore a new avenue of urban small-regional population estimation by remote sensing technology, creatively and comprehensively for the first time using a residence count method, area(density) method and model method, incorporating the application experience of American scholars in the light of the state of our country. Firstly, the author proposes theoretical basis for population estimation by remote sensing, on the basis of analysing and evaluating the history and state quo of application of methods of population estimation by remote sensing. Secondly, two original types of mathematical models of population estimation are developed on the basis of remote sensing data, taking Tianjin City as an example. By both of the mathematical models the regional population may be estimated from remote sensing variable values with high accuracy. The number of the independent variables in the latter model is somewhat smaller and the collection of remote sensing data is somewhat easier, but the deviation is a little larger. Finally, some viewpoints on the principled problems about the practical application of remote sensing to population estimation are put forward.
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沈阳化工大学材料科学与工程学院 沈阳 110142

## APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY TO POPULATION ESTIMATION

###### College of Urban and Environmental Science, Tianjin Normal University, Tianjin 300074, P. R. China

Abstract: This paper attempts to explore a new avenue of urban small-regional population estimation by remote sensing technology, creatively and comprehensively for the first time using a residence count method, area(density) method and model method, incorporating the application experience of American scholars in the light of the state of our country. Firstly, the author proposes theoretical basis for population estimation by remote sensing, on the basis of analysing and evaluating the history and state quo of application of methods of population estimation by remote sensing. Secondly, two original types of mathematical models of population estimation are developed on the basis of remote sensing data, taking Tianjin City as an example. By both of the mathematical models the regional population may be estimated from remote sensing variable values with high accuracy. The number of the independent variables in the latter model is somewhat smaller and the collection of remote sensing data is somewhat easier, but the deviation is a little larger. Finally, some viewpoints on the principled problems about the practical application of remote sensing to population estimation are put forward.

ZHANG Bao-guang. APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY TO POPULATION ESTIMATION[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2003, 13(3): 267-271.
 Citation: ZHANG Bao-guang. APPLICATION OF REMOTE SENSING TECHNOLOGY TO POPULATION ESTIMATION[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 2003, 13(3): 267-271.

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