Archived Webinar

Analysing Urban Areas Using Free Data and Open Access Online Tools

"How do you access free data on urban areas and use free and open online tools for urban analytics? Compare the urban expansion of two cities over the past decade..."

This webinar first presents the use of the free and open world settlement footprint (WSF) for comparative analysis. The generation of global urban extent maps using a standardized methodology allows the analysis of displacement and migration effects or comparative studies of cities. Second, presented is a set of free and open online tools for the generation of dedicated statistics and geospatial analysis hosted on ESA’s Urban Thematic Exploitation Platform (UTEP). 

Webinar delivered by EO4SD-URBAN project consortium for European Space Agency (ESA) and World Bank Group (WBG). The material is extracted from training material provided by the EO4SD-URBAN project which is funded by the European Space Agency and implemented by GAF AG and Consortium.

About the Presenters

Jakub Balhar

Head of the IT Department at GISAT, Germany

Thomas Esch

Leader of the team Smart Cities and Spatial Development at DLR, Germany

Questions Submitted


- Aug 16, 2021


- Jan 20, 2021
Great Course! very knowledgeable documents!


- Jun 18, 2020
Great Stuff


- Mar 22, 2020


- Nov 16, 2019
World settlement Front will prove worthy


- Oct 26, 2019
Impressive hence it builds on evidance, great job.


- Oct 9, 2019
Topik Sangat Menarik


- Sep 28, 2019
useful information.


- Sep 12, 2019

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Sep 11, 2019
Very technical but useful information.
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