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University of Calgary (1993)

Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS for land cover studies at the urban fringe of Nairobi

Koimett, Solomon Kipruto

Titre : Integrating Remote Sensing and GIS for land cover studies at the urban fringe of Nairobi.

Auteur : Koimett, Solomon Kipruto

Université de soutenance : University of Calgary

Grade : Master of Science (MS) 1993

Résumé
Comprehensive modeling of spatial elements necessary for current development planning requires the use of digital systems. This research investigates the usefulness of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)as digital systems for urban-rural zone studies in Kenya using a spot data segment covering approximately 10 x 15 kilometers of the eastern urban fringe of Nairobi. The main data processes performed are ; information extraction, generalization and integration. The objective was to develop procedural processes that would enable the derivation of reliable spatial information in a desirable format. Image Analysis and GIS installed on a 386 PC are used to perform the analyses. The study shows that the use,of Remote Sensing data and GIS tools can be a very cost effective method for monitoring land use at the urban fringe for major towns in Kenya.

Sujets : Geographic information systems/ Remote sensing/ Land use/Nairobi, Kenya/ ;

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