Assessment of urban growth and sprawl using GIS and remote sensing techniques in South Ghor region, Al-Karak, Jordan

Mousa Hammad Abu Ghurah, Mohd Khairul Amri Kamarudin, Noorjima Abd Wahab, Hafizan Juahir, Mu hammad Barzani Gasim, Fathurrahman Lananan, Khairul Nizam Abdul Maulud, Mohd Hafiz Rosli, Ahmad Shakir Mohd Saudi, Zairi Ismael Rizman, Mohd Saupi Mohd Zin

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Abstract

The land is a primary natural resource and is essential for human practice and life on earth. Improvement of land use and land cover is very much helpful to policymakers, city planners and for the sustainability of urban ecosystems. The urbanization process (urban growth and sprawl) is one of the important prime factors of land cover/use change, and it is related to the growth and increase of populations and economic activities. This study aims to assess the urban growth and sprawl in South Ghor, Jordan. Supervised classification techniques were applied for LULC classification using four Satellite images (1972, 1989, 1999 and 2016). The land was classified into four categories agricultural land, pastures and bare land, urban area and water bodies. The supervised classification techniques show that urban area and agricultural land have increased while water bodies and bare land have decreased. They also show the rapid urban growth and sprawl in the study areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE)
Volume7
Issue number3.14 Special Issue 14
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • GIS
  • Land use and land cover
  • Remote sensing
  • South Ghor region Jordan
  • Urban growth

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  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
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Abu Ghurah, M. H., Kamarudin, M. K. A., Abd Wahab, N., Juahir, H., Gasim, M. H. B., Lananan, F., ... Zin, M. S. M. (2018). Assessment of urban growth and sprawl using GIS and remote sensing techniques in South Ghor region, Al-Karak, Jordan. International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), 7(3.14 Special Issue 14), 5-11.

Assessment of urban growth and sprawl using GIS and remote sensing techniques in South Ghor region, Al-Karak, Jordan. / Abu Ghurah, Mousa Hammad; Kamarudin, Mohd Khairul Amri; Abd Wahab, Noorjima; Juahir, Hafizan; Gasim, Mu hammad Barzani; Lananan, Fathurrahman; Abdul Maulud, Khairul Nizam; Rosli, Mohd Hafiz; Saudi, Ahmad Shakir Mohd; Rizman, Zairi Ismael; Zin, Mohd Saupi Mohd.

In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), Vol. 7, No. 3.14 Special Issue 14, 01.01.2018, p. 5-11.

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Abu Ghurah, MH, Kamarudin, MKA, Abd Wahab, N, Juahir, H, Gasim, MHB, Lananan, F, Abdul Maulud, KN, Rosli, MH, Saudi, ASM, Rizman, ZI & Zin, MSM 2018, 'Assessment of urban growth and sprawl using GIS and remote sensing techniques in South Ghor region, Al-Karak, Jordan', International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE), vol. 7, no. 3.14 Special Issue 14, pp. 5-11.
Abu Ghurah MH, Kamarudin MKA, Abd Wahab N, Juahir H, Gasim MHB, Lananan F et al. Assessment of urban growth and sprawl using GIS and remote sensing techniques in South Ghor region, Al-Karak, Jordan. International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE). 2018 Jan 1;7(3.14 Special Issue 14):5-11.
Abu Ghurah, Mousa Hammad ; Kamarudin, Mohd Khairul Amri ; Abd Wahab, Noorjima ; Juahir, Hafizan ; Gasim, Mu hammad Barzani ; Lananan, Fathurrahman ; Abdul Maulud, Khairul Nizam ; Rosli, Mohd Hafiz ; Saudi, Ahmad Shakir Mohd ; Rizman, Zairi Ismael ; Zin, Mohd Saupi Mohd. / Assessment of urban growth and sprawl using GIS and remote sensing techniques in South Ghor region, Al-Karak, Jordan. In: International Journal of Engineering and Technology(UAE). 2018 ; Vol. 7, No. 3.14 Special Issue 14. pp. 5-11.
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