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L. S. Bhat, H. S. Sharma, and M. H. Qureshi

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199458417

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199458417.001.0001

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Land Use, Land Capability, and Land Evaluation

Land Use, Land Capability, and Land Evaluation

(p.35) 2 Land Use, Land Capability, and Land Evaluation
Economic Geography

M.S. Nathawat

Oxford University Press

Land-use planning have a specific function for different human purposes or for any economic activities. Land use/land cover is the observed biophysical cover of the earth’s surface. We should have adequate information on many complex interrelated aspects of its activities in order to make decisions to support sustainable livelihood. Land use is one such aspect, and knowledge about land use and land cover has become increasingly important as any nation plans to overcome the problems of haphazard, uncontrolled development, deteriorating environmental quality, loss of prime agricultural lands, destruction of important wetlands, and loss of wildlife habitat. Land use plans are useful tools because they define where certain activities can take place and determine the effect of human impacts on the landscape. There are many assessments on land planning and land management that have been done and still in progress to find the needs of individual and communities. People who live in urban and rural area have different needs and from time to time their needs are keep changes. Many researchers studied land use and cover using remote sensing and GIS in India and published their researches in various journals and the review of the same is presented in this chapter.

Keywords:   Land use, land capability, land evaluation, suitability evaluation, change detection

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