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Geospatial analysis in monitoring land use encroahment into heritage site in Bujang Valley

Mastor, Intan Siti Zulaikha and Hj. Mohd. Noor, Norzailawati and Abdullah, Muhammad Faris and Abdullah, Alias (2014) Geospatial analysis in monitoring land use encroahment into heritage site in Bujang Valley. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management, 4 (2). pp. 77-91. ISSN 2231-9514

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This paper attempted at studying the applications of GIS and satellite remote sensing as a land use planning tool in monitoring a development expansion surrounding heritage area in Bujang Valley, Kedah. This research identified the development expansion around the heritage sites in determining a specific boundaries for heritage site in the context of land use planning. The analysis of catchment area for heritage sites has been identified by using GIS and satellite image of SPOT 5.The analysis of development pattern was obtained from temporal images of SPOT 5 using images and layering techniques which have been tested in Bujang Valley, Kedah. The results showed that there were prominent changes in the study area throughout the 11 year period (2004-2012). Supervised land classification analysis showed significant changes of land covers of forest, agriculture and built-up area. Overall, forest land was converted to agriculture and built-up areas while in some localities agriculture land was converted into built-up areas especially in the surrounding areas of the heritage sites. This study showed there was greater value in terms of archaeology and anthropology in handling the issues of urbanization. Simultaneously it presented the analysis of remote sensing and GIS technology which have provided a new direction in handling this issues globally.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6608/45705
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heritage sites, GIS, remote sensing, land use, Geospatial analysis, conservation
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
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: 16 Nov 2015 10:16
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 23:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45705

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