19th EARSeL Symposium on Remote Sensing in the 21st Century, Valladolid, Spain, 31 May - 02 June 1999, pp.87-91
Monitoring land use changes is very important data for urban and regional planning. Remote Sensing Technology can provide a method for acquiring regular, recent information for land use. Geographic Information System with its widespread usage is also a powerful tool for urban and regional planning. The integration of Remote Sensing Technology and GIS will provide maximum data processes in land use planning. Omerli Water Basin is one of the major water dams which supplies 40% of drinking water of the city and approximately covers an area of 620 square kilometers. Population in the water basin has shown a drastic increase since 1985. The rapid urbanization in the area is serious concern for researches, planners and even inhabitants of the city since they are within the boundaries of the water reservoirs of the city. In this study the changes of land use has been examined with remote sensing data based on two different dates (September 1992 and July 1997) Image registration and classification were conducted for digital change analysis. In the classification procedure the Max-likelihood classification algorithm was applied to different data sets.