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AUC GEOGRAPHICA, Vol 56 No 1 (2021), 79–94

Land use and land cover change-induced landscape dynamics: a geospatial study of Durgapur Sub-Division, West Bengal (India)

Sribas Patra, Kapil Kumar Gavsker

zveřejněno: 08. 03. 2021


This article examines the factors and process of change in the land use and land cover change-induced landscape dynamics in the Durgapur Sub-Division region of West Bengal in 1989, 2003, and 2018 by employing the satellite imageries of Landsat 5 (1989 and 2003) and Landsat 8 (2018). The images of the study area were categorized into seven specific land use classes with the help of Google Earth Pro. Based on the supervised classification methodology, the change detection analysis identified a significant increase in built-up land from 11% to 23% between 1989 and 2003 and from 23% to 29% in 2003 and 2018. The areas under fallow land and vegetation cover have mainly decreased, while the areas of industrial activities and urbanization expanded during the study period.

Klíčová slova: change detection; geospatial; landscape dynamics; land use and land cover

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ISSN: 0300-5402
E-ISSN: 2336-1980

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