DETERMINATION OF GRASSLANDS USING LANDSAT (TM) DATA AND MONITORING OF THE CHANGE BY YEARS USING GIS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO KARS PROVINCE IN TURKEY


Basayigit L. , Bozkurt Y. , Kaya I.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, cilt.18, ss.92-97, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Dergi Adı: FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.92-97

Özet

In this study, LANDSAT satellite images and GIS (Geographic Information Systems) were used to evaluate and compare the change in grasslands of Kars Province (in the eastern part of Turkey) by years. For this purpose, the maps showing the current status of grasslands and their distribution 21 years ago were evaluated and compared. The Landsat 5 TM satellite images taken in 2005, the report on land-use in Kars province from 1972 and revised in 1984 by the General Directorate of Village Affairs, as well as a map with a scale of 1:100,000 were used.