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Land use classification and land use change analysis using satellite images in Lojing, Kelantan
1Faculty of Earth Science, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
2Institute of Environment and Development, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia
3Faculty of Bioengineering and Technology, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Jeli, Kelantan, Malaysia
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Abstract : Remote sensing is widely used to capture the images of land use/land cover on earth. This paper studies on the land use changes in Lojing, Kelantan in 1989 dan 2006. The land use is then classified, and the classification scheme was adopted from United States Geological Survey (USGS) Land Use/ Land Cover Classification System. Supervised classification method has been used since it was proved by other research to be more accurate compared to unsupervised classification. Accuracy assessment was conducted to calculate the accuracy of the land use map produced so that at the end, a good quality of land use map is produced. The findings of this study is that, there had been an insignificant land use changes between the year 1989 and 2006. The conclusion is, Lojing had been experiencing changes in term of land use due to the increased socioeconomic activities especially agriculture and logging at the highlands of Lojing.
Keywords : Spatial Changes,Remote Sensing,Landsat Images,Urban expansion,Sustainable Planning and Management,