Assessment Of Land Use And Land Cover Change In District Baramulla (J&K)

Mudasir Majid Malik, Javaid Ahmad Tali, Asima Nusrath


The present study aims to study the land use land cover change detection in district Baramulla from 1980 to 2014. The images of two different time periods 1980 (MSS) and 2014 (OLI) have been used to measure the change detection in the study area. Spatial and radiometric enhancement has been carried out to improve the image quality. The analysis revealed that the area under built-up, horticulture and pasture has shown a positive change and also represents higher conversion of other land uses into built-up. The area of remaining classes has decreased especially in forest with the decrease of 137.3 km2, in which 87.33 km2 was converted to pasture; such changes were mainly observed along the transportation networks and also along the banks of the River Jhelum. The error matrix has been conceded with 231 training sites which revealed an overall accuracy of 86.58% and the result of Kappa shows the accuracy with 83.8%.

Keywords: LULC, change detection, GIS, population, remote sensing

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Mudasir Majid Malik, Javaid Ahmad Tali, Asima Nusrath. Assessment of Land Use and Land Cover Change in District Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir. Research & Reviews: Journal of Space Science and Technology. 2017; 6(3): 1–14p.

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