Land-use/Land-cover changes analysis and CA-Markov modelling of land transition in Sidon district of Lebanon

Kuok Choy Lam, Layal Abdul Rahim Halime

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Abstract

The rapid industrialization and urbanization of an area requires quick preparation of actual land use/land cover (LU/LC) maps in order to detect and avoid overuse and damage of the landscape beyond sustainable development limits. Remote sensing technology fits well for long-term monitoring and assessment of such effects. The aim of this study is to analyze the LU/LC changes and the impacts of urbanization on the agricultural areas surrounding Sidon City, Lebanon between 1985 and 2015, using GIS and remote sensing techniques. The analyses are based on classification of temporal Landsat satellite imagery for 1985, 1998, 2006 and 2015 and the results revealed that there was a continuous increase of the urban area from 30.39 km2 in 1985 to 40.43 km2 in 1998, 49.88 km2 in 2006 and reached 60.19 km2 by 2015 within the 30 years. Using the CA-Markov transition matrix, the spatial distribution of urban land uses in 2020 was simulated, the changes were predicted and the possible growth patterns were identified as well. The result shows that banana, vegetation and open areas will decrease from 4.56 km2 to be 4.36 km2 for bananas; from 75.71 km2 to 66.16 km2 for low vegetation; and 9.67 km2 to 8 km2 for open areas. This might be due to the coverage of some land classes such as Citrus which increased from 53.3 km2 to 59.38 km2; increased of olives plantation from 64.4 km2 to 67.9 km2 and increase area size from 60.19 km2 to 61.75 km2 for urban. Major expansions in urban areas were witnessed around the borders of Sidon city and areas surrounding the existing population dwelling. The significance of this study is to show the usefulness of GIS in land change analysis that allows for better characterization of spatial patterns and helps reveal the underlying processes of urban land changes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages512-521
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Event39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity, ACRS 2018 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: 15 Oct 201819 Oct 2018

Conference

Conference39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity, ACRS 2018
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period15/10/1819/10/18

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Land use
land cover
land use
Geographic information systems
Remote sensing
urbanization
urban area
GIS
modeling
remote sensing
well technology
Satellite imagery
vegetation
industrialization
satellite imagery
Spatial distribution
Landsat
Sustainable development
sustainable development
plantation

Keywords

  • CA-Markov
  • GIS
  • Land-cover
  • Land-use
  • Remote sensing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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Lam, K. C., & Halime, L. A. R. (2018). Land-use/Land-cover changes analysis and CA-Markov modelling of land transition in Sidon district of Lebanon. 512-521. Paper presented at 39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity, ACRS 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Land-use/Land-cover changes analysis and CA-Markov modelling of land transition in Sidon district of Lebanon. / Lam, Kuok Choy; Halime, Layal Abdul Rahim.

2018. 512-521 Paper presented at 39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity, ACRS 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Lam, KC & Halime, LAR 2018, 'Land-use/Land-cover changes analysis and CA-Markov modelling of land transition in Sidon district of Lebanon' Paper presented at 39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity, ACRS 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 15/10/18 - 19/10/18, pp. 512-521.
Lam KC, Halime LAR. Land-use/Land-cover changes analysis and CA-Markov modelling of land transition in Sidon district of Lebanon. 2018. Paper presented at 39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity, ACRS 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Lam, Kuok Choy ; Halime, Layal Abdul Rahim. / Land-use/Land-cover changes analysis and CA-Markov modelling of land transition in Sidon district of Lebanon. Paper presented at 39th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Remote Sensing Enabling Prosperity, ACRS 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.10 p.
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