International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Environmental Engineering | India | Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023 | Rating: 4.9 / 10


Land Use / Land Cover Mapping of than Mines and Surrounding Area using Satellite Data and GIS

Niraj [17]


Abstract: Surendra nagar district of Gujarat is bestowed with rich natural vegetation as well as large reserve of mineral resources. About 60% area of Surendranagar district (Gujarat) has very good quality clay deposits. Than town in western part of Surendranagar district is a main centre for clay mining activity. Land use / land cover map is an important input required for environmental analysis of mining area. Land use is also the most fundamental information of any terrain which is required to find out resource availability and planning at a macro and micro level. The main objective of the present study was to mapping of the Land use/ Land cover (LULC) of Than mines and surrounding area using high resolution satellite data. LULC of Than mines and surrounding area were prepared by IRS P6 LISS-IV, LISS III and CARTOSAT data, in ERDAS 9.1 and ARC/GIS 9.2 version software. In the interpretation of Land use/ Land cover mapping, five categories were identified in level -I classification. Statistics of the study area clearly indicates that 47% area in agriculture and 41 % area in waste land categories. In the waste land category, about 6% area is under mining/quarry/industrial waste. However, there is lot more potential for development in the area. Stringent protection measures are needed to save environmental set-up of the study area.


Keywords: Remote Sensing, Land use/Land cover, High Resolution Satellite Data


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 12, December 2023,


Pages: 1109 - 1112



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