Environmental change detection using satellite data: Mapping northwest side of Istanbul

Goksel C., Kaya S., Musaoglu N.

24th Symposium of the European-Association-of-Remote-Sensing-Laboratories (EARSeL), Dubrovnik, Croatia, 25 - 27 May 2004, pp.175-181 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Dubrovnik
  • Country: Croatia
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-181
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study area, surface mining operations have affected the natural ecosystem and also the coastal line. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the northern section of European Istanbul land cover characteristics using multitemporal Landsat TM scenes. In the classification procedure involved the Landsat TM data are classified using the unsupervised ISODATA technique. After the classification process, a pair of these images was compared pixel by pixel 1984-1992, 1984-1992, 1984-1997,1984-2001 periods using a post-classification comparison technique.