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Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2014, 2(1), 17-20
DOI: 10.12691/jgg-2-1-3
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Geospatial Science for 16 Years of Variation in Land Use/Land Cover Practice Assessment around Salem District, South India

P. Arulbalaji1, and B. Gurugnanam1

1Centre for Applied Geology, Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed University, Tamil Nadu, South India

Pub. Date: February 12, 2014

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P. Arulbalaji and B. Gurugnanam. Geospatial Science for 16 Years of Variation in Land Use/Land Cover Practice Assessment around Salem District, South India. Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2014; 2(1):17-20. doi: 10.12691/jgg-2-1-3


The present study reveals that, to assess the Land use Land cover changes using remote sensing and GIS technology. The Land use/Land cover map prepared based on NRSC classification using ERDAS IMAGINE software using of supervised classification. Urbanization and development are the most crucial causes for land changes at the study area. The current scenario shows the socio-economic development but its affect the water resources, mineral wealth and ecosystems. The study finding shows that the maximum changes were noticed in Built-up-Land at central part of study area and near to down ship area. Other changes also were noticed in the study area and brought this spatial distribution.

GIS land change urbanization

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