Monitoring land use and land cover change: a combining approach of change detection to analyze urbanization in Shijiazhuang, China
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Detecting the changes of land use and land cover of the earth’s surface is extremely important to achieve continual and precise information about study area for any kinds of planning of the development. Geographic information system and remote sensing technologies have shown their great capabilities to solve the study issues like land use and land cover changes. The aim of this thesis is to produce maps of land use and land cover of Shijiazhuang on year 1993, 2000 and 2009 to monitor the possible changes that may occur particularly in agricultural land and urban or built-up land, and detect the process of urbanization in this city. Three multi-temporal satellite image data, Thematic Mapper image data from year 1993, Enhanced Thematic Mapper image data from 2000 and China Brazil Earth Resource Satellite image data from 2009 were used in this thesis. In this study, supervised classification was the major classification approach to provide classified maps, and five land use and land cover categories were identified and mapped. Post-classification approach was used to improve the qualities of the classified map. The noises in the classified maps will be removed after post-classification process. Normalized difference vegetation index was used to detect the changes of vegetated land and non-vegetated land. Change detection function in Erdas Imagine was used to detect the urban growth and the intensity of changes surrounding the urban areas. Cellular automata Markov was used to simulate the trends of land use and cover change during the period of 1993 to 2000 and 2000 to 2009, and a future land use map was simulated based on the land use maps of year 2000 and 2009. From this performance, the cross-tabulation matrices between different periods were produced to analyze the trends of land use and cover changes, and these statistic data directly expressed the change of land use and land cover. The results show that the agricultural land and urban or built-up land were changed a lot, approximately half of agricultural land was converted into urban or built-up land. This indicates that the loss of agricultural land is associated with the growth of urban or built-up land. Thus, the urbanization took place in Shijiazhuang, and the results of this urban expansion lead to the loss of agricultural land and environmental problems. During the process of detecting the land use and cover change, obtaining of high-precision classified maps was the main problem.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 37+appendixes p.
GIS, remote sensing, land use and land cover change, change detection, urbanization, Shijiazhuang, China
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-13715OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-13715DiVA: diva2:600665
Subject / course
Geomatics – bachelor’s programme (swe or eng)
2012-10-26, 11:221, Kungsbäcksvägen 47, Gävle, 16:00 (English)
UppsokLife Earth Science
Jiang, BinFawcett, Peter