Nileshwari Yeole, Suyog P. Urade
Abstract: Remote sensing technology has been used actively in getting near real time information on various aspects of agriculture. India, with advanced satellite programmes and also largely agriculture-based economy is well placed for effective application of Remote Sensing Technology and Geographic Information System (GIS) in managing the agriculture resource in the country. The study is focus on high resolution satellite data for land use, land cover mapping in Karmala taluka of Solapur District in Maharashtra. Study was under taken to digitize the classes in various land use land cover classes such as waste land, water bodies, built up, agriculture and agricultural plantation are classified (digitized) with the help of Remote sensing and GIS and high resolution satellite data (LISS-IV). The class which was digitized in LULC mapping was found that the agricultural land is 80 %, land without scrub covers 7.9 %, forest land 0.48 %. Water bodies such as river 0.5, land 0.92 %, tank, lake, and pond is 0.43 %, reservoir 8.5 % and built up (settlement) is 1.29 % of the total geographical area.
Keywords: Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System, LULC mapping