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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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DETERMINATION OF CHANGE MATRIX AMONG THE LANDUSE/LANDCOVER TYPES IN JALINGO METROPOLIS, NIGERIA


Volume 8, Issue 1, September 2014, Pages 213–224

 DETERMINATION OF CHANGE MATRIX AMONG THE LANDUSE/LANDCOVER TYPES  IN JALINGO METROPOLIS, NIGERIA

Danjuma Andembutop Kwesaba1, Ali Andesikuteb Yakubu2, Lagan Andat Nathaniel3, Jeb David Nyomo4, and Karma I. Magaji5

1 Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Federal University Wukari, Nigeria
2 Department of Geography, Kwarafa University, Wukari, Nigeria
3 Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Jos, Nigeria
4 National Center for Remote Sensing, Jos, Nigeria
5 College of Agriculture, Jalingo, Nigeria

Original language: English

Received 28 July 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


The study examined the changes in land use/land cover (LULC) in Jalingo between 1988 and 2006. Six LULC types were classified in the study area from Landsat TM image of 1988, Landsat ETM image of 1999 and NigSat image of 2006. The six LULC types were bareland, built-up, cultivation, shrubland, water body and wetland. The data were analyzed using thinning, overlay operations, calculation of the area in km2 of the resulting LULC type and LULC change matrix. The software used in the analysis are ERDAS and ILWIS 3.2.The areas of bareland, cultivation, water body, shrubland and wetland have decreased by 1.53km2 (1.6%), 19.22km2 (71%),0.15km2 (0.6%) 0.22km2 (0.81%) and1.64km2 (6.0%) from 1988 to 2006. Conversely, the area of built-up land has increased by 15.62km2 (40.2%) during the same period. Built-up land lost 11.64 km2 and gain 27.26km2 from 1988 to 2006 with the highest contribution of 19.22km2 (71%) from cultivated land. The study recommended among others, the need for appropriate legislations to be put in place to check indiscriminate sprawling. The study concludes that increase in the proportion of urban population is the principal driver of land use/land cover change in Jalingo town.

Author Keywords: land use, land cover, change matrix, built up, jalingo.


How to Cite this Article


Danjuma Andembutop Kwesaba, Ali Andesikuteb Yakubu, Lagan Andat Nathaniel, Jeb David Nyomo, and Karma I. Magaji, “DETERMINATION OF CHANGE MATRIX AMONG THE LANDUSE/LANDCOVER TYPES IN JALINGO METROPOLIS, NIGERIA,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 213–224, September 2014.