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Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2014, 2(4), 145-150
DOI: 10.12691/jgg-2-4-2
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Geomorphology and Land Use Mapping of Northern Part of Rangpur District, Bangladesh

Md. Saidul Islam1, Abu Reza Md. Towfiqul Islam2, , Firosur Rahman3, Farid Ahmed3 and Md. Nazwanul Haque4

1Institute of Water Modeling, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh

2Department of Disaster Management, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Bangladesh

3Department of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

4Geological Survey of Bangladesh, 153 Pioneer Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Pub. Date: July 02, 2014

Cite this paper:
Md. Saidul Islam, Abu Reza Md. Towfiqul Islam, Firosur Rahman, Farid Ahmed and Md. Nazwanul Haque. Geomorphology and Land Use Mapping of Northern Part of Rangpur District, Bangladesh. Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics. 2014; 2(4):145-150. doi: 10.12691/jgg-2-4-2

Abstract

The study area selected for the present research work was Kaunia upazila of northern part of Rangpur district, Bangladesh located between 8918′0′′E to 8930′0′′E longitude and 2542′0′′N to 2550′0′′N latitude. The aim of the study was to identified geomorphic unit and prepare geomorphic and land use map with the help of remotely sensed data. Remotely sense data provide a synoptic view of landscape on images. Geomorphic units were identified on the basis of tone, texture, size, shape, color and extract the precise information from the Landsat TM (FCC) images. Landforms were mainly active channel deposits, abandon channel deposits, natural levee deposits, flood plain deposits and flood basin deposits in the study area. From these geomorphic units together with land use were mapped using SPOT (band 4) panchromatic satellite image with visual interpretation technique along with field observation. The land use mapping will help to provide geo-scientific information for future development plan. Remotely sense data recommend identifying, evaluating and time-costing effective technique to fulfill the study objectives.

Keywords:
geomorphology land use remote sensing SPOT and Geo-science

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