Application of remote sensing technology for land use/land cover change analysis


Land use/land cover changes over a period of 30 years were studied using remote sensing technology in a part of Gohparu block, Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh. Land use/ land cover maps were prepared by visual interpretation of two period remotely sensed data. Post-classification comparison technique was adopted for this purpose. The loss of vegetation cover was estimated to be 22 percent and 14 percent of the land was found to have been tranformed into wasteland between 1967 and 1996. Overall rate of change was found to be 1.8 percent per year during this period.

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Jaiswal, R.K., Saxena, R. & Mukherjee, S. Application of remote sensing technology for land use/land cover change analysis. J Indian Soc Remote Sens 27, 123 (1999).

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  • Remote Sensing
  • Land Cover Change
  • Forest Department
  • Geographic Information System
  • Degraded Forest