12 August 2016 Land use change detection and prediction using high spatial resolution Google Earth imagery and GIS techniques: a study on El-Beheira Governorate, Egypt
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Proceedings Volume 9688, Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2016); 968803 (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2239898
Event: Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment, 2016, Paphos, Cyprus
Abstract
Land Use change has become a vital component in current strategies for monitoring environmental changes and managing natural resources. Urban growth has brought serious losses of cultivated land, vegetation land and water bodies. In this study, we have taken North of Damanhour city as a case study to determine the land use change that took place in a period of time about of 6 years from 2008 to 2014 for investigation of changes after the revolution of January 25. The approach used in this study is the integration between Remote Sensing and GIS whereas the Google Earth was the source of data, while ArcGIS for further analysis of the digitized data. Google Earth has positioned itself at the forefront of a spatial information wave through providing free access to high-resolution imagery with simple, user friendly interface. The change detection is performed using historical imagery as a new tool in Google Earth program. Change detection rate shows that built-up area has been increased by 107.22 % between 2008 and 2014 whereas the urban area was 62.07 ha in 2008 and became 128.62 ha in 2014, on the other side the cultivated area has been decreased by 11.15 % between 2008 and 2014 whereas it changed from 596.74 ha in 2008 to 530.19 in 2014. The forecast function was used to predict land use changes between 2014 and 2032 based on 2008-2014 trends. Between 2014 and 2032, it was predicted that agricultural lands would decrease by 37.15% and built-up would increase by 40.70%.
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Emad Fawzy Saad Abdelaty, "Land use change detection and prediction using high spatial resolution Google Earth imagery and GIS techniques: a study on El-Beheira Governorate, Egypt", Proc. SPIE 9688, Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation of the Environment (RSCy2016), 968803 (12 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239898; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2239898
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