Urban Volume

These data sets describe density in urban systems following a new methodology. By combining highly detailed height measurements with, amongst others, topographical data we are able to quantify urban volume. The urban-volume indicator can be used to visualise and quantify the urban extension and intensification process as is demonstrated in the paper describing this data set: Koomen, E., Rietveld, P. and Bacao, F. (2009) The third dimension in urban geography; the urban-volume approach. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 36 (6):1008-1025. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1068/b34100

The four provided files represent building heights in metres of the four largest cities in the Netherlands. Values are rounded down to the nearest integer value to limit file size. The data is provided in a 5x5 metres raster format and stored as ascii grid files. These can be imported in ArcGIS and other GIS-packages.

The data are open to use provided that reference is made to the source above. Feel free to contact me if you have further questions.

Eric Koomen Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL) e.koomen@vu.nl 28 July 2016

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source http://spinlab.labs.vu.nl/research/spatial-analysis-modelling/spatial-planning/urban-intensification/
Author Koomen E.
Maintainer Jasper Dekkers
Last Updated February 8, 2017, 14:57 (UTC)
Created May 24, 2016, 19:50 (UTC)
Status completed
Theme
Topic
Usage Contraints When using this data, please refer to: urban volume in four major Dutch cities. See: Koomen, E., Rietveld, P. and Bacao, F. (2009) The third dimension in urban geography; the urban-volume approach. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 36 (6):1008-1025. DOI: 10.1068/b34100
Region Netherlands
Classification unclassified
Custodian PBL Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving
Creation date 2009-12-01
Temporal extent 1900 - 2000
Bbox-east-long 7.228
Bbox-west-long 3.358
Bbox-north-lat 53.555
Bbox-south-lat 50.75
Spatial reference system CRS (EPSG:4326, WGS 84)