Custom software application for analysing urban landscape water use

Adrian P. Welsh, Christopher M.U. Neale, Joanna Endter-Wada, Roger K. Kjelgren

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


A custom software application was developed to estimate urban landscape water use in a GIS environment using landscape vegetation areas classified from high-resolution airborne multispectral imagery, coupled with ground-based reference evapotranspiration data. Estimates of parcel irrigation water demand were compared with measured volumes obtained by mining urban water billing data. The software tool allows for quick visual identification of high-end users and queries to the spatial database.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRemote Sensing and Hydrology
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventRemote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: Sep 27 2010Sep 30 2010

Publication series

NameIAHS-AISH Publication
ISSN (Print)0144-7815


ConferenceRemote Sensing and Hydrology Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY


  • Landscape vegetation evapotranspiration
  • Remote sensing
  • Urban water use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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