Land Use/Land Cover Change Detection and Classification using Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques: A Case Study at Siwa Oasis, Northwestern Desert of Egypt

Abd El hay Aly Farrag, El Sayed Ahmed El Sayed, Hanaa Ahmed Megahed, (doi: 10.23953/cloud.ijarsg.80)

Abstract


Monitoring and analysis of the recent land cover/land use changes through the integration of remote sensing and GIS to detect change in land use and land cover pattern by providing more reliable direct quantitative information also could provide base information for documenting water salinity, soil change and expansion in surface lakes. Therefore in the present study an attempt is made on Siwa Oasis to bring out the quantitative information through field campaigns and the study of satellite imageries those freely available at National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS) and Global Land Cover Forecasting (GLCF) site. The results obtained through this study using imageries of 1987, 2000 and 2014 of Siwa Oasis are presented.


Keywords


Land Use/Land Cover; Classification; Remote Sensing; GIS; Change Detection; Siwa Oasis.

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