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Land Use and Land cover for one Decade in Coimbatore Dist Using Historical and Recent High Resolution Satellite Data
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Author(s)
M.Renuka Devi, Lt.Dr.S.Santhosh Baboo
KEYWORDS
land cover change, land use change, IRS IC, remote sensing and Geographical Information System
ABSTRACT
The awareness of landuse / land cover assessment is very important to understanding natural resources, their utilization, conservation and management. In recent years remote sensing and Geographical Information System have gained importance as vital tools in the analysis of temporal data at the district and citylevel. The present study evaluates the effectiveness of high-resolution satellite data and computer aided GIS techniques in assessing landuse / land cover change detection for the period 1990 to 2000 within the study area, Coimbatore District. This paper describes assessment of the land use and land cover changes in the Coimbatore District for one decay. IRS IC images of 1990 and 2000 were analyzed using Erdas Imagine software and ArcGIS. A total of five broad landuse and land cover classes were identified. These were crop land ,Barren land,forest , water bodies and built up land. This study identified population growth, built up land and lack of proper education as causes of the changes in land use and land cover in the Coimbatore area.
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