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Study the Relationship between Landuse Change and Topographic Parameters in Mashhad County

Mehdi Gholamalifard1 Iman Fatehi2 Hamed Bidel3* hamedbidel [@] gmail.com Bahareh Ghafouri4 Abstract Change detection of land during time series is very important for making optimal decisions about land management through understanding the interactions between human and natural phenomena. In this study, changes in land-use of Mashhad County were investigated in relation to topographic conditions using Landsat images of 1987, 2001 and 2014. Land-use map was created using visual interpretation method with six classes including bare lands, dry lands, forest, irrigated farming, range and urban. Finally, changes of land-use in relation to topographic components (elevation, slope, aspect) were studied. Results showed ... Read More »