Resources for Green + Grey + Brown + Blue

RStudio exercise

Steps were developed by Dr Song Xiao Ping – Check out his github here

All steps

Lesson recording

NotesHere
CodeHere
Exercise FilesHere

Get 10m resolution satellite images via Sentinel 2 :

QGIS exercise

NOTE: NEW FILES GENERATED IN QGIS ARE TEMPORARY FILES AND NEED TO BE MADE PERMANENT BY EXPORTING AS LAYERS. TEMPORARY FILES WILL BE REMOVED WHEN YOU CLOSE QGIS

All steps

Step 1Download satellite image
Step 2Stack satellite bands to form RGB raster
Step 3Download boundary shape file
Step 4Clean up shape file
Step 5Generate NDVI
Step 6Clip NDVI
Step 7Reclassify
Step 8 – Landscape metrics
QGIS – Landscape Ecology Statistics (LecoS) Part I
QGIS – Landscape Ecology Statistics (LecoS) Part II
https://plugins.qgis.org/plugins/LecoS/

Extra:
How to merge two satellite images – GIS
How to remove black background in satellite images – GIS
If QGIS tools are missing, go to – manage plugins – processing manager
If you can’t clip properly, try to check the create output alpha band in clip, or v.buffer.distance

Notes Here

Using ArcGIS to get NDVI and reclassify map

Start at 14:00

Note: Can dynamically vary green NDVI threshold using symbology

Some useful links for conducting analysis using GIS:

Correlation with NDVI and LST

Calculate LST from Landsat 8

Calculate LST from Landsat 7

Supervised image classfication

Unsupervised image classification

What to Measure

Vegetation cover: Link 1Link 2
Biotope Area Ratio: Link 1Link 2
Green Space Factor: Link 1Link 2Link 3
Sustainable Sites Initiatives (SITES): Link 1 Link 2Link 3
Neighbourhood Landscape Design Guidelines (NLDG): Link 1 Link 2
City Biodiversity Index: Link 1Link 2
Landscape Metrics: Link 1Link 2Link 3Link 4Link 5
FRAGSTATS: spatial pattern analysis program for quantifying landscape structure
FRAGSTATS: A FREE TOOL FOR QUANTIFYING AND EVALUATING SPATIAL PATTERNS

Youtube example here

Green + Grey

Trees on Rooftops – Guidelines and Planting ConsiderationsLinkPDF
Skyrise Greenery ShowcaseLinkPDF
Skyrise Greenery Handbook LinkPDF
Suggested plant species for green roofsLinkPDF
Suggested plant species for green wallsLinkPDF

Green + Brown

Sustainable Landscape LinkPDF
LEAF Assessment self evaluation form 2016LinkPDF
Guidelines on Tree Provision and ConservationLinkPDF
Green Plot Ratio CalculationLinkPDF

Green + Blue

Enginnering Procedures for ABC Waters DesignLinkPDF
ABC Waters Design Guidelines
LinkPDF

Misc

ED 209 Past exam papers archive (AY2016/2017 to present) – Please do not access without proper authorization

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