Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 390

Article in Press

Land Use/Land Cover Change Detection; Using Aerial Photography Image

Agemasie Gebeyehu

  •  Received: 19 August 2019
  •  Accepted: 10 December 2019
Aerial photography image and GIS tools are one of the best, systematic, cost-effective and less time-consuming methods to analyze or detect the land cover/land use change. This study illustrates the land use land cover change detection of Addis Ababa sub-city, from 2011 to 2017; which was conducted using high-resolution aerial photography image and Geographic Information System (GIS) technologies. According to the study, due to the high demanding for housing, the built-up area coverage has increased, whereas the open forest areas decreased. In order to monitor or analyses the land use/land cover change of cities or towns, the researcher recommended the need to introduce high resolution aerial photography images and GIS tools.

Keywords: land use, Land cover, change detection, Aerial Photography Image, GIS, City Expansion, urban