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Six decades of urban growth using remote sensing and GIS in the city of Bandar Abbas, Iran


Dadras, Mohsen and Mohd Shafri, Helmi Zulhaidi and Ahmad, Noordin and Pradhan, Biswajeet and Safarpour, Sahabeh (2014) Six decades of urban growth using remote sensing and GIS in the city of Bandar Abbas, Iran. In: 7th IGRSM International Conference and Exhibition on Remote Sensing & GIS (IGRSM 2014), 21-22 Apr. 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (pp. 1-12).


Bandar Abbas is the capital city of Hormozgan province, is the south of Iran. The city has witnessed rapid growth in the last three decades, mostly because of its economic, commercial and social attractions. However, forms and operations of urban sprawl may vary in important manners according to determine geographical and historical characteristics, and these difference need to be reviewed with creation geodatabase of spatial and attribute data during past periods until now of urban formation and expansion. We implemented this research to understand Bandar Abbas city growth dynamic during last six decades using aerial photo, Remote Sensing (RS) data and Geographical Information System (GIS), to investigate its sprawl for the during six decades and to prepare a basis for urban planning and management. We calibrated it with geospatial data derived from a time series of aerial photos and satellite images. Treated remote sensing data covering the six decades were used to calculate land use/cover and urban growth. The application of classification techniques to the remote sensing data enabled the extraction of eight main types of land use: agricultural, barren, coastal, hole, river, rocky hill, urban, and built-up. Growth was calculated through Shannon's entropy model. The urbanized area increased from 403.77 ha to 4959.59 ha from 1956 to 2012, a rate almost five times that of the population growth observed in the same period. Such findings make the case of Bandar Abbas important for several reasons. First, Bandar Abbas has undergone a rapid increase in urban sprawl according to urban growth indicators. Second, the urban sprawl quickly grew from medium-sized to large a process considered inappropriate according to physical and structural limitations on urban growth. Lastly, the excessive extension of the built-up boundary in the city resulted in the loss of coastal land and open space, two main sources of tourist attraction and economic sustainable development.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/20/1/012007
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Keywords: Bandar Abbas; Urban growth; Remote sensing; GIS
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 08:19
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 08:19
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/35388
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