Land use land cover mapping using geo-informatics of Kodagu District, Karnataka

Vakha, Megokedono and Nagaraju, M. and Ashamanjari, K. G. (2016) Land use land cover mapping using geo-informatics of Kodagu District, Karnataka. International journal of geomatics and geosciences, 7 (1). pp. 11-23. ISSN 0976 – 4380

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In the present day land usage has been dominated by man and thus the land use land cover reflects greatly the interaction between man and its environment. This paper deals with the mapping of land use land cover with the help of Geoinformatics. Thus with GIS software ithas led to delineation of seven classes of land use land cover. They are built-up, agricultural land, forest, wasteland, water bodies, grassland or grazing land and others. Through the prepared map, it has been noticed that the westernmost part and eastern most part are covered with forest. The built up, agricultural land, wasteland, water bodies majority lies in the centralpart of the study area which is mainly the valley portion. Several water bodies such asstreams, rivers are also found to be present in the forest land. Statistical calculation show that99.29.% of land has been classed as land in use whereas 0.71% are categorized as wasteland as per the usage of land retrieve from the map which has estimated the habitat extend, loss and gains of land. This scenario revealed that not much land is been exploiting or wasted.However the wastelands need to be considered and the best possible solutions can be implemented in order that maximum usage can be guaranteed. It is anticipated that this limited information will be used for conservation or management of land planning issues and can also be used for landslide studies as anthropogenic causes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: F Earth Science > Geology
Divisions: Department of > Earth Science
Depositing User: Manjula P Library Assistant
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2019 11:41
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 10:09

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