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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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Urban Growth Analysis In Akure Metropolis

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Olaoluwa A. Idayat, Samson A. Samuel, Muibi K.H, Ogbole John, Alaga A, T., Ajayi Victoria



Land use land cover, urban growth, spatio-temporal techniques, urbanization, GIS.



Urban Land use changes, quantification and the analysis of rate and trend of growth would help in planning and resource management. Hence it will aid proper deployment and allocation of human resources geared towards sustainable development. This require spatio-temporal techniques which involved the use of Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing. This research work is aimed at analyzing the spatiotemporal trends and urban growth patterns in Akure Metropolis. Three scenes of Landsat Images were implored which span across year 1986, 2000 and 2015 to study the rate and trend of growth in Akure metropolis. The images were pan-sharpened and subsequently, the bands of interest were layerstacked and re-sampled in Erdas 9.2. Maximum likelihood was used for classification and thus, map to map comparison was done to determine the changes in land use. Further analysis was done in ArcGIS 10.3 to determine and visualize the change dynamics of Akure metropolis. This research revealed that between 1986 and 2000 there is an increase of 1.1% change in built up, and between 2000 and 2015, an increase in growth of 7.8% was recorded. The degree of growth keeps increasing thus, Urbanization could strongly be an influencing factor to the growth process.



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