Current demographic data from Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) is only calculated and displayed based on administrative boundary without knowing the actual density. This make the derived information is not complete, tend to be homogenuous and is not represent the real facts. In the regional planning, demographic aspect is one of the most important aspect because planning is basically for and by the citizen itself. Remote sensing technology currently provide alternative solution on the problem of time-series spatial data. The excellence of remote sensing which can provide continuous data can be utilized to study population distribution on certain area. This research studies the role of remote sensing to analyze the population distribution in several villages in Bandung with Quickbird satellite images. The method in this research is land use density according to least square principles. The output of this method is a new thematic map which describe population density distribution on a more informative map and have the ability to represent the actual condition.
Ketut Wikantika, Farid M. Rahman, Andri Hernandi, Hadi, F.
Source: Proceeding of The CEReS International Symposium on Remote Sensing, Maximization of the Use of Satellite Data for Understanding the Earth Environment, 2005.