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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 10)
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Evaluation of Development and Changes in Land Use using Different Satellite Image Processing and Remote Sensing Techniques (Case Study: Kermanshah, Iran)

Mohammad Maleky and Behzad Saeedi Razavi
Corresponding Author:  Mohammad Maleky 

Key words:  Kermanshah, monitoring changes, principal components analysis, tasseled-cap transformation, urban land use, ,
Vol. 5 , (10): 567-576
Submitted Accepted Published
May 26, 2013 June 15, 2013 October 20, 2013

Currently the largest city in the western Iran, Kermanshah enjoys fast growing trend because of its strategic location. Remote sensing and satellite imagery are well suited for assessing the changes in land use over different time periods. In this study, satellite images from Landsat TM sensor and ETM sensor have been prepared during 1987 and 2007 as geometric and radiometric corrections have been made to them. The process was followed by selecting the best combination of false color by using Optimal Index Factor (OIF) in ILWIS software. Greenness, brightness and wetness indexes along with NDVI index of land cover were then derived in each period using Fuzzy Art map Supervised Classification, Principal Components Analysis and Tasseled-cap Transformation. The results indicated that Pca2 index can properly demonstrate increasing and decreasing changes among the main components as greenness index can display decreasing and no changes in land uses among tasseled-cap components, while the wetness index would reflect increasing changes in land use with high accuracy. Moreover, the precision and results of NDVI index is so close to that of greenness index. The overall results of the study suggest that the urban surface area is annually increased at a rate of 109.6 ha, which was a major decline in agricultural and range land use.
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Mohammad Maleky and Behzad Saeedi Razavi, 2013. Evaluation of Development and Changes in Land Use using Different Satellite Image Processing and Remote Sensing Techniques (Case Study: Kermanshah, Iran).  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 5(10): 567-576.
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