Modelling LULC

Hadi S. J., Shafri H. Z. M., Mahir M. D.

7th IGRSM International Remote Sensing and GIS Conference and Exhibition, Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia, 21 - 23 April 2014, vol.20 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 20
  • Doi Number: 10.1088/1755-1315/20/1/012053
  • City: Kuala-Lumpur
  • Country: Malaysia
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study extends upon the results of [1] to include the modeling of Land use/Land cover (LULC). This study looks at the changes that occurred from 2010 to 2030 in Tikrit district, Iraq by predicting LULC for the year target 2030 by using the classified images for two points of time (2000 - 2010) as a foundation for the modeling process. The projected map, in comparison with 2010 LULC map, shows a significant decrease in vegetation area (45.11 km2) which must be regulated in order to maintain a green environment, and increase in the urban area (58.42 km2) which should be monitored to have sustainable development and control the eco-environment degradation. Also, in this study, it is shown clearly that the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing (specially IDRISI software) in modeling LULC is a suitable approach to understand the future pattern.