ASSESSMENT MONITORING OF LAND USE AND LAND COVER CHANGES ANALYSIS USING REMOTE SENSING AND GIS TECHNIQUES-A CASE STUDY OF REDANG ISLAND, TERENGGANU, MALAYSIA
Muhammad Fakruhayat Ab Rashid
Geoinformatic Unit, Geography Section, School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 11800 USM, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
One of the factors behind global environmental change is land use and land cover modifications. The changes in the earthâ€™s surface can provide valuable insights into the interaction between the natural environment and human activities. This study was conducted to analyze Landsat satellite data to map the surface characteristics of the area and analyze land use pattern and land cover (LULC) changes in Redang Island, Terengganu. The remote sensing and GIS method is used as the key application by researchers to analyse the extent of changes in land use that occur. Researchers are also using the supervised application process to classify the form of land change in the study area based on the selected Landsat picture. Review of changes in land use in the study area between 2000 and 2020. The outcomes of the current research indicate that the location of the water land use study always dominates for the selected yearâ€™s study and in 2020 recorded land use for the water of 8071.98 hectares (72%), forest land use recorded of 1781.80 hectares (16%), clouds of 395.30 hectares (4%), and built up 922.20 hectares (8%).
Keywords: Land use change, Redang Island, Remote Sensing, GIS
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)
Published on : 2023-02-11