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Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology

M. Haruna, M. K. Ibrahim and U. M. Shaibu.

Abstract
This study applied GIS and remote sensing technology to assess agricultural land use and vegetative cover in Kano Metropolis. It specifically examined the intensity of land use for agricultural and non agricultural purpose from 1975 2015. Images (1975, 1995 and 2015), landsat MSS/TM, landsat 8, scene of path 188 and 052 were downloaded for the study. Bond for these imported scenes were processed using ENVI 5.0 version. The result indicated five classified features-settlement, farmland, water body, vegetation and bare land. The finding revealed an increase in settlement, vegetation and bare land between 1995 and 2015, however, farmland decreased in 2015. Indicatively, higher percentage of land use for non agricultural purposes was observed in recent time. Conclusively, there is need to accord surveying the rightful place and priority in agricultural planning and development if Nigeria is to be self food sufficient.

Key words: Geographic Information System, Agriculture, Remote sensing, Land use, Land cover


 
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Haruna M, . Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2019; 27(2): 1-7. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.1


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Haruna M, . Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology. http://www.njbas-udus.com/?mno=269448 [Access: March 28, 2020]. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.1


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Haruna M, . Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. 2019; 27(2): 1-7. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.1



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Haruna M, . Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci.. (2019), [cited March 28, 2020]; 27(2): 1-7. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.1



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Haruna, M. & (2019) Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology. Nig. J. Basic Appl. Sci., 27 (2), 1-7. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.1



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Haruna, M., and M. K. Ibrahim and U. M. Shaibu. 2019. Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 27 (2), 1-7. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.1



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Haruna, M., and M. K. Ibrahim and U. M. Shaibu. "Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology." Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 27 (2019), 1-7. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.1



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Haruna, M., and M. K. Ibrahim and U. M. Shaibu. "Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology." Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences 27.2 (2019), 1-7. Print. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.1



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Haruna, M. & (2019) Assessment of Land Use and Vegetative Cover in Kano Metropolis (from 1975-2015) Employing GIS and Remote Sensing Technology. Nigerian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 27 (2), 1-7. doi:10.4314/njbas.v27i2.1





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