The implementation of satellite images and associated digital image processing in addition to GIS modelling for urban mapping in Amman area, Jordan

E. H R Fadda, Maher Kakish, Tariq A. Al Azab

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Thematic maps and geo-spatial database are important tools that can be used for many purposes, such as mapping urban features, agricultural area and road network; they are also useful in urban planning and city planning. Many urban features were depicted from topographic maps and satellite digital images covering west of Amman area. GIS, remote sensing and associated digital image processing techniques have been applied on the satellite digital images in order to enhance the images. On screen digitizing techniques for both topographic and satellite images were applied to delineate Urban areas, agricultural areas, road networks. Several new maps for the western part of Amman area were produced from the topographic maps and satellite-images (IKONOS 2002 and 2006). The resultant maps are: urban areas, road networks and agricultural area The produced layers and their attributes were stored as geo-spatial database for west of Amman area using GIS technology by Arc GIS software. The produced maps and layers can be used for urban planning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-309
Number of pages10
JournalWSEAS Transactions on Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009



  • Digital image processing techniques
  • Digital mapping
  • Geospatial database and urban mapping
  • GIS modelling
  • Spatial domain filters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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