LAND-USE DYNAMICS ANALYSIS BASED ON SPATIAL INTERACTIONS MODELS AND SATELLITE IMAGES TIME-SERIES
This article presents a research agenda in the domain of the analysis of land-use dynamics. The proposed research intends to develop spatial interactions models in order to understand and simulate land-use dynamics that operate on particular territories. The proposed approach takes into account the main principles of spatial interactions models, such as Reilly’s theory of retail gravitation, combined with land-use coverages extracted from satellite images time-series. The study of the relationship between land-use dynamics with forces of attraction estimated from spatial interactions models can help to better understand how land-use changes are distributed. The proposed approach can also be used to simulate potential evolutions of land-use around time. Finally, this article exposes the contextual limits of the proposed approach, and also presents associated opportunities of research and study areas for application.