Land Use Classification Using Remote Sensing - Main Users / Purpose

files/images_static/user.jpg Planners, agriculturists and decision makers, especially those who have some background about using GIS or aerial photography. Decision makers can use the method to illustrate and present land use changes that have resulted either from controlled or uncontrolled development.

Use of remote sensing data has proved to be very useful was of either producing or updating maps that depict different features. For example, an accurate picture of current land uses or soil classification can be generated through the use remote sensing data. The maps that are generated can in turn be used for other planning activities including land use planning or planning agricultural development actions (i.e. where large scale farms should use pesticides or where water is required or in order to determine the optimal harvest time of crops being grown on a large scale). Remote sensing is also a very useful monitoring tool. For example, monitoring of measures designed to combat desertification can be regularly monitored in order to determine whether the measures are having any large-scale impact on the problem of desertification.