Assessment of Land Use around highly populous business centre of Lucknow City using GIS techniques and high resolution Google Earth’s Quickbird satellite data

  • Swadesh Kumar
  • Ram Nayan Yadava
  • Sudhir Kumar Singh
  • Sk Mustak

Abstract

The Google Earth (GE) and Geographical Information
System (GIS) based software are widely used for
assessment of land use. GE software provides free images
in high resolution that give some prospects of recent
land use land cover. The GIS is used as a tool to
find out the impact of developmental activities around
the cities. The present study demonstrates the applicability
of GE software for assessment of land use
around highly populous business centre of Lucknow
city using ArcGIS v 9.3 software and High Resolution
Google Earth’s Quickbird satellite data. The study has
been carried out in 12 km radius around Hazratganj
Square at Lucknow city. The total study area covered
about 71585.29 acres (289.70 km²) land that is classified
into residential, offices, park, water body, green
land, and rail/road and open land. The findings explore
the different land use, which include residential
(53.53%), offices (8.6%), parks/playgrounds (2.46%),
green patch (10.52%), river/water bodies (17.48%),
rail/road (1.53%), open land (3.37%) and agricultural
land (2.52%). The results reveal that the residential area
has been growing rapidly. These results can boost the
planners and policy maker’s knowledge to attain and
sustain future urban development.

Published
2014-01-28
How to Cite
KUMAR, Swadesh et al. Assessment of Land Use around highly populous business centre of Lucknow City using GIS techniques and high resolution Google Earth’s Quickbird satellite data. Bulletin of Environmental and Scientific Research, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 1, p. 8-14, jan. 2014. ISSN 2278-5205. Available at: <http://besr.org.in/index.php/besr/article/view/69>. Date accessed: 17 sep. 2019.
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