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Title: Monitoring land use/cover changes using remotely sensed imagery in Isfahan, Iran
Authors: Nadoushan, Mozhgan Ahmadi
Abari, Maryam Foroughi
Radnezhad, Hadi
Sadeghi, Masoumeh
Keywords: Change detection;Landsat TM;Land use;Post-classification comparison
Issue Date: Mar-2017
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Present study studies land use/cover changes in Isfahan urban area located in the center of Iran from 1985 to 2010 using multi temporal Landsat TM images. Overall accuracy and kappa of was more than 85% for all maps. Land use/cover maps of 1985,‌ 1998 and 2010 were compared using the post-classification comparison method for detecting changes. The results showed that the urban lands faced the maximum of 16.4% incremental changes from 1985 to 1998 and this change was 9.03% in vegetation. Decreasing changes related to the barren lands was equal to -13.05%. Trend of the changes from 1998 to 2010 was 33.38% incremental in urban lands as well as, the decreasing changes occurred in the vegetation by -9.42% and in the barren lands equal to -0.74%.
Page(s): 538-544
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.46(03) [March 2017]

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