Analysis of LULC changes and urban expansion of the resort city of Al Ain using remote sensing and GIS

S. M. Issa, A. Al Shuwaihi

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Abstract

Remote sensing data integrated with GIS techniques were used together with socio-economic data in a post-classification analysis to map the spatial dynamics of land use/cover changes and identify the urbanization process in Al Ain resort city, United Arab Emirates. Land use/cover statistics, extracted from Landsat Multi-spectral Scanner (MSS). Thematic Mapper (TM) and Enhanced Thematic Mapper plus (ETM +) images for 1972. 1990 and 2000 respectively, revealed that the built-up area has expanded by about 170.53km2. The city was found to have a tendency for major expansion in four different directions: North, North-east, southeast, and south-west. GIS overlay analysis of multi-temporal satellite data helped us tracking the different classes' trajectories by adopting a GIS coding system unique to each class.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 6th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, Multi-Temp 2011 - Proceedings
Pages245-248
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 6th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, Multi-Temp 2011 - Trento, Italy
Duration: Jul 12 2011Jul 14 2011

Publication series

Name2011 6th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, Multi-Temp 2011 - Proceedings

Other

Other2011 6th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing Images, Multi-Temp 2011
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityTrento
Period7/12/117/14/11

Keywords

  • Al Ain
  • GIS
  • LULC
  • multi-temporal satellite images
  • urban expansion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition

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