Application of spatial analysis tools in the ArcGIS environment for the analysis of urban settlement networks (in the example of the Ivano-Frankivsk region of Ukraine)

Remote Sensing & GIS for Environmental Monitoring


First and Last Name Academic degree E-mail Affiliation
Liubov Zahriichuk No Liubov.Zahriichuk [at] Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Lviv, Ukraine
Roman Lozynskyy Sc.D. roman.lozynskyy [at] Ivan Franko National University of Lviv
Lviv, Ukraine

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First published on this website: 24.08.2023 - 07:30

The article demonstrates the use of the Spatial Analyst Tools module in ArcGIS for analyzing urban settlement networks on the example of Ivano-Frankivsk region. Using the density tools, we have created road density maps of the region, calculated the Euclidean distance from the main roads and urban settlements of the region. Also, the maps of population density and urbanization level of the region were developed.


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