An Analysis of Land use/land Cover Change Detection Using Geospatial Technology-A Case Study of Rewari District, Haryana, India
Beniwal Ashok1, M.P Sharma2, Vinod Kumar3

1Beniwal Ashok, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography Govt. College, Adampur, Hisar, Haryana, India.
2M.P Sharma, Assistant. Scientist, Haryana Space Applications Center, (HARSAC), CCSHAU Campus, Hisar, Haryana, India.
3Vinod Bishnoi, Project Fellow, Haryana Space Applications Center, (HARSAC), CCSHAU Campus, Hisar, Haryana, India.
Manuscript received on March 12, 2015. | Revised Manuscript received on March 13, 2015. | Manuscript published on March 25, 2015. | PP:1-5 | Volume-3 Issue-5, March 2015. | Retrieval Number: E0921033515

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Abstract: Land resources are finite and therefore their conservation, development and management plays the determining role in their sustaining use. The land resources shall be treated as single, renewable and intergenerational entity and they have to be viewed as prime national resources for all societal, economical and political considerations. Preparation of land use/Land cover maps for development plan aims at optimal, eco-friendly, viable & integrated land use planning. As a pre-requisite of any planning and implementation of land resources development action plan with continuous and periodic assessment of status of land use/Land cover both at regional and national level. The objective of study is to generate change analysis of land use/land cover pattern of the years 2005-2006 and 2011-2012 of the study area. This analysis was carried out through geospatial technology using IRS-Resourcesat-2 (LISS-III) data. The study shows that increase in area under built up land category is the expense of agricultural and wasteland land use classes. The study concluded that area under urban infrastructure is increasing at fast pace and which is eating up fertile agriculture land of area.
Keywords: Remote sensing and GIS, Resourcesat-2, LISSIII, land use/land cover.