Aral Sea / ship graveyard in Muinak, Uzbekistan

Photo by C. Conrad

In this publication we focused on methods to measure the outcome of population growth in rural Uzbekistan. Bi-temporal change detection based on 2.5m SPOT data gave insights into the competition for valuable land resources.


Conrad, C., Rudloff, M., Abdullaev, I., Thiel, M., Löw, F., Lamers, J.P.A., Measuring rural settlement expansion in Uzbekistan using remote sensing to support spatial planning, Applied Geography, Volume 62, August 2015, Pages 29–43.