EXACERBATING LAND USE PATTERNS IN URBAN AREAS: A SPATIO - TEMPORAL STUDY OF URBANIZATION IN PATAN CITY, GUJARAT
Keywords:Patan, Urbanization, ArcGIS, QGIS, Agriculture, Built up area
This study examines the urbanisation and alterations in land use in Patan, a city in Gujarat. Rural areas are transformed into urban areas through the process of urbanisation. The study investigates the effects of this procedure on Patan's land use. Satellite images from 2012 and 2022 are used in the study to map and track changes in the study area. The study examines the many land classifications in the region, including water bodies, built-up areas, vegetation, agriculture, agricultural fallow land, riverbeds, and barren land. It does so using tools like QGIS and ArcGIS. The study's conclusions show that Patan's land use has changed significantly during the previous ten years. While agriculture and agricultural fallow have reduced, the built-up area has expanded. These changes are attributable to the urbanisation and expanding population of the region. This study underlines the requirement for efficient land use laws and rules that support Patan's sustainable urban development. Urbanization can have detrimental effects on the ecology, the loss of agricultural land, and other factors if it is not planned for properly. The study emphasises the significance of efficiently managing urban areas through the use of GIS and remote sensing technology. These technologies can offer insightful information about how land use is changing and how urbanisation affects the environment. This study sheds light on Patan's urbanisation and shifting land use patterns and emphasises the necessity of sustainable urban planning and management.
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