International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 3, Part D (2016)
Remote sensing and GIS for mapping and monitoring land use/ land cover in and around Hazira coastal area, Gujarat, India
B Sridhar, E Srinivas, G Sakram
Coast is area where the Space, land and water meet. Coastal zone is dynamic in nature compare to other terrestrial areas. Because of natural resources, high productivity of its ecosystems and national and international trade route, it invites human induced developmental activities. Of Exploitation of limited and unique coastal resources for development, Pollution generated and vulnerability of the coast to the natural hazards require the use of coastal zone in integrated and sustainable manner. The developmental activities are varying spatially and temporally. Remote sensing because of synoptic, repetitive and multi – sensor capabilities, becomes an important tool for mapping and monitoring the natural and man – made changes. In the present study, Hazira region of Chorasi Taluka of Surat district in South Gujarat selected for preparing model for coastal landuse / land cover changes. This area witnessing very high growth rate because of off and on – shore developmental activities. IRS P6 Liss–III date remote sensing data is used for validation of this model. Validation of the model was carried out using satellite data of the year 2014. This model can be used for monitoring the landuse changes occurring during the developmental processes and it can be used for the development of any coastal area in sustainable, integrate manner.
How to cite this article:
B Sridhar, E Srinivas, G Sakram. Remote sensing and GIS for mapping and monitoring land use/ land cover in and around Hazira coastal area, Gujarat, India. International Journal of Applied Research. 2016; 2(3): 220-222.