Pyrex Journal of Geography and Regional Planning (PJGRP)

June 2016 Vol. 2 (2), pp. 16-28

ISSN: 2985-8615

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Land Use Land Cover Change Detection through Remote Sensing Approach in Kano State Nigeria

Sadiq Mukhtar

Department of Geography, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria.

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Accepted 17th June, 2016


This study examines the use of land satellite imageries for 1985, 1991 and 2003 for mapping land use land cover in Kano so as to be aware of the changes that have taken place within these periods. Supervised classification technique was carried out using maximum likelihood method with the help of Google earth and prior knowledge of the study area. The results of the study revealed that built-up area increased from 1985 to 2003 with 11.80% in 1985, 17.90% in 1991 and 26.20% in 2003 while vegetation cover and bare surface are highly decreasing.

Keywords: Land Use, Land Cover, Land satellite image.

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