The aim of this Master thesis is to analyze the quality of Global Urban Footprint project’s products and to determine the growth of Slovenian cities based on medium spatial resolution satellite images. The Global Urban Footprint layer was compared to the actual usage record by the surface and to the built-up mask based on Landsat footage. All masks have been evaluated with a classification.
For the period between 1984 and 2018 the time series of the Landsat footage was created. The latter shows the growth of four selected Slovenian cities. Based on the time series, large areas of changes were revealed, due to the construction or the demolition of buildings. Through this, the intention was to discover trends and characteristics of urban development in Slovenia.