Determination of agricultural land changes in Mugla, Turkey using remotely sensed data and Corine methodology

Alp G., Algan I. Y., Sertel E.

4th International Conference on Agro-Geoinformatics, Agro-Geoinformatics 2015, İstanbul, Turkey, 20 - 24 July 2015, pp.7-10 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.1109/agro-geoinformatics.2015.7248083
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-10
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2015 IEEE.Land cover/use of Earth's surface has been extensively changing due to several natural and human induced factors. Agricultural activities have been causing changes on the landscape resulting in conversion of land cover/use classes and/or variations in agricultural land patterns. Mugla city of Turkey has experienced significant land cover/usage changes mostly because of changes in agricultural practices in the last decade. This research aims to quantify changes in agricultural land of the study area between 2006 and 2014 using CORINE Land Cover methodology. 2006 and 2014 dated satellite images were used to delineate boundaries of different land cover/use classes based on CORINE nomenclature. Our results indicate that agricultural lands have changed from 2006 to 2014 with size of 6 645,84 ha of the whole study area.