Assessment of Land Use/Land Cover Changes in Coimbatore North Taluk, Tamil Nadu, India using GIS and Remote SensingAuthor : M. Ganeshmoorthi and S.R. Nagarathinam
Volume 7 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 19-21
The main aim of the present study is to assess Land use/land cover changes in Coimbatore North Taluk for the period of 2001 and 2018. The study area is located in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu state and geographical area is 479.5 km2. To analyze land use/land cover changes, a temporal satellite images Landsat 7 (2001) Sentinel-2 (2018) was used. Vector data for the study area was extracted from the SOI toposheets and taluk sheets. The above satellite image was classified into four major classes viz. water bodies, croplands, built-up area, and forest using hybrid supervised classification method. ERDAS Imagine 2015 and ArcGIS 10.5 software’s were sued to classify the satellite image and assess the land use/land cover changes for the above periods. The land use/land cover change detection analysis revealed that built up area was increased compared to 2001 and all other classes decreased. Urbanization is the primary cause of the land use and land cover changes for the study area.
Land-use/Land-cover, Coimbatore, Change detection, Remote sensing and GIS Applications
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