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Land cover change detection analysis on urban green area loss using GIS and remote sensing techniques

Mohd. Noor, Norzailawati and Abdullah, Alias and Nasrul, Manzahari (2013) Land cover change detection analysis on urban green area loss using GIS and remote sensing techniques. Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners, XI. pp. 125-138. ISSN 1675-6215

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Abstract

The loss of green area has been rising all over the world particularly in big cities. For a number of decades, urban sprawl and developments have changed the natural landscapes of urban areas where areas with green areas have been converted into built up developments and other land uses. Thus this research intends to study the changes of green areas in Kuala Lumpur based on land use detection analysis approach where 3 series of remote sensing images namely SPOT2, SPOT4 and IKONOS for year 1990, 2001 and 2010 have been used to acquire the data on the green area changes aided by ERDAS IMAGINE 2011 and ARGIS 9.2. The finding of the study shows that there is a decrease in the size of green area in Kuala Lumpur from year 1990-2010 due to pressure of urban developments. Two significant factors which contribute to the changes of green area in Kuala Lumpur have been identified in the study, which are the increase in built up areas and sprawl development pattern.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6608/33788
Uncontrolled Keywords: Land covers detection, green area, urban area, GIS and Remote Sensing
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr Norzailawati Mohd Noor
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 09:13
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2016 12:40
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33788

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