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2). A stratified random sampling method was used to extract sample subset from the complete coverage of 1988–2000 data to train LR model. The stratified sampling method assures that the generated sample subsets represent different urban expansion patterns in the region. 0. The patterns file contained information from the six input grids and output file for LR model so that each line in the pattern file corresponded to one location. The output layer for LR model contained binary data represented whether a cell location changed (1 = urban; 0 = non-urban) during the study period (Pontius and Schneider, 2001) (Eq.
Tayyebi et al. 67 model predicts that these urban expansion patterns will be different for various parts of SMA. For the rank order of input variables according their influence on the model performance, we compared the predictive ability of the six versions of the reducedvariable model of input variables. We excluded each variable and perform LR model with other six-variables respectively. We saved the ROC for each of the six-variable models. The resultant value represents the relative effect, of each predictor variable on the model performance.
Output of LR in this phase means the future urban expansion for that region. The critical threshold value is the lowest change likelihood value selected for cells to transition during the period. 3 Parameterization of SLR for Shiraz Metropolitan Area This section presents a complete description for LR model starting from image preprocessing, registration, image classification and constructing the LR model. Input layers represent phenomena which may influence the LR model. It is found that six independent variables influence urban expansion in SMA: slope, elevation, distance from building area, distance from service centre, distance from green space and distance from road.