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Chapter 15
Remote Sensing of Urban Land Use Change
in Developing Countries: An Example from
Büyükçekmece, Istanbul, Turkey
Derya Maktav and Filiz Sunar
This application chapter discusses rural-urban land use changes in developing
countries using Büyükçekmece, a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey, as an example.
Specifically, this chapter demonstrates the utility of remote sensing techniques,
multitemporal satellite data, a 1984-1997 population database, and ground data to
illustrate the impact of urban growth on land cover and land use changes in general
and on agricultural land in particular.
Learning Objective s
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to:
Explain the differences between land use and land cover in
rural and urban areas, and describe the context of urbanization
and informal settlements in developing countries
Articulate ways for using remote sensing in assessing urban
land use change in developing countries
Speculate on change detection techniques for monitoring
rural-urban changes
D. Maktav ( * ) and F. Sunar
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Department of Geomatics,
34469, Maslak, Istanbul, Turkey
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