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Advances in Research, ISSN: 2348-0394,Vol.: 4, Issue.: 6


Geomorphological and Land Use Mapping: A Case Study of Ishwardi Under Pabna District, Bangladesh


A. R. M. Towfiqul Islam1,2*, Z. M. M. Sein2, Victor Ongoma2,3, M. Saidul Islam4, M. Foysal Alam5 and Farid Ahmed5

1Department of Disaster Management, Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur, Bangladesh.
2Department of Global Change and Climate System, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, China.
3Department of Meteorology, South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui, Kenya.
4Institute of Water Modelling, Mohakhali, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
5Department of Geology and Mining, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.

Article Information
(1) Michel Mainguenaud, LITIS Laboratory, National Institute of Applied Sciences of Rouen, University Avenue, France.
(2) Gulnihal Ozbay, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Delaware State University, USA.
(3) Dale A. Quattrochi, NASA, ZP11/Earth Science Office, Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL 35812, USA.
(1) Shaikh Md. Babar, Department of Geology, Dnyanopasak College, Maharashtra, India.
(2) Dwi Wahyuni Nurwihastuti, Department of Geography, State University of Medan, Indonesia.
(3) Anonymous, India.
(4) Anonymous, Netherlands.
Complete Peer review History: http://www.sciencedomain.org/review-history/8804


The study presents geomorphological and land use mapping of the north western part of Ishwardi Upazila under Pabna district, Bangladesh. The objective of the research was to identify geomorphologicalunits and to prepare geomorphological and land use mapping based on remote sensing data and extensive field work. The satellite images of SPOT (Band 4) and Landsat TM-2012 were used for interpretation of geomorphological units. Land use elements are mapped using SPOT satellite images (Band 4) incorporated with field observation data.The study area consists of active channels, abandon channels, natural levees, flood plains, flood basins and lateral channel bars. The results revealed the need for regional and local land use policy revision employing a multi-disciplinary approach for sustainable development. The study advocates for the integration of geological factor in initial for land use planning in order to avoid damage of property and loss of lives. However, the study calls for further research work using different and longer data sets.

Keywords :

Ishwardi upazila; geomorphological units; SPOT image; landsat TM; geo-information.

Full Article - PDF    Page 378-387

DOI : 10.9734/AIR/2015/14149

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