Monitoring Urban Sprawl And Land Use Change Analysis Of Rawalpindi Using Satellite Imagery And Geographical Information System | 18592
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Journal of Earth Science & Climatic Change
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Monitoring urban sprawl and land use change analysis of Rawalpindi using satellite imagery and geographical information system

3rd International Conference on Earth Science & Climate Change

Farooq Iqbal

Accepted Abstracts: J Earth Sci Clim Change

DOI: 10.4172/2157-7617.S1.016

With the rapid increase in population, the urban area of cities grows larger and larger. This expansions increase many types of problems such as contaminated air and water quality and deforestation. This also has effect on drainage patterns and soil characteristics of the city. The area of Rawalpindi city has been increased rapidly during last twenty years, and resulted in increment of urban area. One of the most modern, time saving and accurate technique to observe this urban sprawl is to use remote sensing satellite images. For current research lands at TM images will be used. By using remote sensing and geographical information system techniques, land cover and land use, soil conditions and slope will be identified. Real time data from various departments will be used to verify research results.
Farooq Iqbal has completed his MPhil at the age of 26 years from COMSATS Institute of Information and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. He is Surveyor at Petroleum Exploration (Pvt) Limited, Islamabd.
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