LAND USE LAND COVER CHANGE DETECTION USING GEOSPATIAL TECHNIQUES: THE CASE OF BURAYU TOWN
Journal: Environment & Ecosystem Science (EES)
Author: Birhanu Girma Abebe, Agemasie Gebeyehu Amare, Bedane Shata Gemeda
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The rapid rate of urbanization in third world countries leads to rapid land-use land cover change. Thus, managing the land-use land cover change of the town is important for the proper urbanization process. To analyze the land-use land cover (LULC) change, multi-temporal and high-resolution aerial, geospatial techniques of GIS, remote sensing and satellite imagery methods were used. Results of this study revealed that the LULC coverage of forest, grasslands, and agricultural areas of the town rapidly decreased and converted to built-up areas. To control the rapid LULC change of the town, greenbelt principles have to be promoted. Hence, accordingly, findings of this research conclude that the town administration has to plan to acquire aerial photography of the town every three years to sustain the sustainable development.