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2013 (Vol. 6, Issue: 11)
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Resultant Land Use and Land Cover Change from Oil Spillage using Remote Sensing and GIS

E.O. Omodanisi
Corresponding Author:  E.O. Omodanisi 

Key words:  Oil pipeline, proximity, settlement, vegetation, quadrant, ,
Vol. 6 , (11): 2032-2040
Submitted Accepted Published
November 27,2012 December 15, 2012 July 25, 2013

The spill of oil into the environment threatens the existence of vegetation. This study identified the coastal area of Lagos impacted by oil spill, explosion and fire; using Landsat ETM+2005 and Ikonos 2007 and evaluated the effect. Subsequently, geo-spatial database was created for monitoring of oil pipelines Right of Way (ROW) in the area. The biggest land use land cover changes were the high forest and the light forest classes of mangrove vegetation by 22.2 and 15.5% respectively. The control quadrat sampled had the highest species diversity index of 0.6758 compared to the others. The study concluded that oil spill had affected the land use land cover as well as provided oil spill emergency response centres sites as a Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS) for oil pipeline management.
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E.O. Omodanisi, 2013. Resultant Land Use and Land Cover Change from Oil Spillage using Remote Sensing and GIS.  Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology, 6(11): 2032-2040.
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