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Land Transformation Analysis Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques (A Case Study)

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The increasing population and economic activities are putting pressure on the available land resources. Human population and their use of land have transformed the terrestrial biosphere into anthropogenic biomes (anthromes). The present study analyses the urban land use/cover change and land transformation in Srinagar city which is located in the valley of the hill state of Jammu and Kashmir. A change detection analysis was performed to determine the nature, extent and rate of land use/cover change and transformation over 30 years of time period. The results show that the city has expanded significantly at the cost of non built-up land which has decreased in its area. Significantly there was not only the expansion of city area but also there were interchange of land between different land use/cover classes in the study area.

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A. Amin and S. Fazal, "Land Transformation Analysis Using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques (A Case Study)," Journal of Geographic Information System, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2012, pp. 229-236. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2012.43027.

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