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Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities
Year : 2017, Volume : 7, Issue : 7
First page : ( 284) Last page : ( 288)
Online ISSN : 2249-7315.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2249-7315.2017.00386.0

Analysis of landuse/landcover in Dhemaji district of Assam using IRS LISS III data

Das Krishna*, Bora Ashok Kr.**

*Research Scholar, Department of Geography, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India, krishnageog@gmail.com

**Professor, Department of Geography, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India, akbmrp@gmail.com

Online published on 17 July, 2017.

Abstract

Landuse/landcover analysis provides information about the land resource available in an area and also the use of land resource by human society. In this paper an attempt has been made to identify and to analyse the landuse/landcover status of Dhemaji district of Assam using remote sensing satellite data. Supervised classification method of landuse/landcover is adopted to analyse the landuse/landcover pattern using IRS LISS III data under GIS environment. Five major landuse/landcover classes have been identified in Dhemaji district viz, dense forest, open forest/grassland, water bodies, sandbars and agricultural/built-up land. Among these five landuse/landcover classes agriculture/built-up areas share highest percentage to the total geographical area of the district. The paper helps to highlight the application of modern techniques in natural resource assessment.

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Keywords

Landuse/landcover, supervised classification, Dhemaji district.

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