Earth Observation for Sustainable Development: Urban Development – Service Portfolio

European Space Agency (ESA)

Satellite Earth Observation (EO) technology has major potential to inform and facilitate international development work in a globally consistent manner. It has also become a powerful tool for the inventory and analyses of urban areas. 

The data has the unique ability to allow the evaluation of past and present spatial features and structures on the ground with frequent, detailed and basically global coverage, allowing comprehensive analyses of the development and trends of spatial urban patterns.