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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 12)
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Geospatial Assessment and Monitoring of the Dynamics of Urban Expansion of Ogbomoso, South-Western Nigeria

I.A. Jesuleye, R.Oyinloye, E.A. Adzandeh and E. Eguaroje
Corresponding Author:  I.A. Jesuleye 

Key words:  Change detection, geospatial assessment, Geographic Information System (GSI), Ogbomoso, remote sensing , urban expansion,
Vol. 5 , (12): 720-727
Submitted Accepted Published
April 12, 2013 May 03, 2013 December 20, 2013

This study focuses on the dynamics of urban expansion along with the Landuse/Landcover changes in Ogbomoso North and South LGAs, Oyo State, Nigeria, using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems Technology. Ogbomoso has witnessed remarkable expansion, growth and development of large infrastructural facilities such as highway/expressway, power stations as well as the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, the University Teaching Hospital Complex, modern markets, very many schools, a number of low cost housing estates, local authority offices, etc. This has therefore, resulted in loss of agricultural land, modification and alterations in the land use/land cover over time without any detailed and comprehensive evaluation of the changes. There is therefore, need for synoptic analyses of patterning, change and expansion at regional scales over time in the environment. LandSat imageries of 1990, 2000 and NigeriaSat-1 imagery of 2007 of the environment were subjected to supervised image classification using IDRISI Selva 17.0 software. Results obtained from classifications were cross-tabulated for change detection. The results reveal that water body appreciated from 1.2% (1990), 3.1% (2000) to 3.7% (2007). Built-up area appreciated from 6.4 to 20.3% (1990-2007). Arable land remained the largest land cover, with the value of 57.8% in 1990, 47.8% in 2000 and 62% in 2007. Compound Interest formula was used to determine the rate of urban expansion of Ogbomoso town and the expansion of the town was projected for the year 2020 and 2025. The average rate of urban expansion of Ogbomoso was found to be significantly high with a value of 8.92%.
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I.A. Jesuleye, R.Oyinloye, E.A. Adzandeh and E. Eguaroje, 2013. Geospatial Assessment and Monitoring of the Dynamics of Urban Expansion of Ogbomoso, South-Western Nigeria.  Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences, 5(12): 720-727.
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