Validation of CA-Markov for Simulation of Land Use and Cover Change in the Langat Basin, Malaysia


Validity of CA-Markov in land use and cover change simulation was investigated at the Langat Basin, Selangor, Malaysia. CA-Markov validation was performed using validation metrics, allocation disagreement, quantity disagreement, and figure of merit in a three-dimensional space. The figure of merit, quantity error, and allocation error for total landscape simulation using the 1990-1997 calibration data were 5.62%, 3.53%, and 6.13%, respectively. CA-Markov showed a poor performance for land use and cover change simulation due to uncertainties in the source data, the model, and future land use and cover change processes in the study area.

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H. Memarian, S. Kumar Balasundram, J. Bin Talib, C. Teh Boon Sung, A. Mohd Sood and K. Abbaspour, "Validation of CA-Markov for Simulation of Land Use and Cover Change in the Langat Basin, Malaysia," Journal of Geographic Information System, Vol. 4 No. 6, 2012, pp. 542-554. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2012.46059.

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