Ran Goldblatt

Content by Ran Goldblatt
  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Mapping urbanisation in India with satellite imagery

    Satellite images provide a promising source of data for measuring urbanisation: It provides higher spatial and temporal resolution than administrative data. This project uses remotely sensed data to detect urban markets in India for 2013 (accessible via the Google Earth Engine). We find that landcover-based markets detected from daytime satellite imagery are...

    11 Oct 2019 | Kathryn Baragwanath Vogel, Ran Goldblatt, Gordon Hanson, Amit Khandelwal

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Detecting urban markets with satellite imagery: An application to India

    12 Apr 2019 | Kathryn Baragwanath Vogel, Ran Goldblatt, Gordon Hanson, Amit Khandelwal

  • Project

    Mapping the urban world: Integrating high-resolution satellite imagery and night light data

    Tracking how an economy allocates resources across space and time is difficult. Reliable data sources, particularly from developing countries, are scarce. Those that do exist (e.g., population censuses) are typically measured at low frequencies, difficult to obtain, hard to compare across countries, and available only for coarse spatial units (e.g., districts or counties)....

    12 Oct 2017 | Gordon Hanson, Amit Khandelwal, Ran Goldblatt