Urban Sprawl Modeling using RS and GIS Technique in Kirtipur Municipality

  • Bikash Kumar Karna Survey Officer, Topographical Survey Branch, Survey Department, Kathmandu
  • Umesh Kumar Mandal Associate Professor, Central Department of Geography, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur
  • Ashutosh Bhardwaj Scientist/Engineer, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun
Keywords: Urban Sprawl, Urban dynamics, Multi-criteria Evaluation, CA-Markov


Urban sprawl refers to the urbanization extent, which is mainly caused by population growth and large scale migration and it is a global phenomenon. In developing countries like Nepal, where the population growth and internal migration rate in urban area is high, it has posed serious implication on the resources of the region. Effective and efficient infrastructure planning of an urban environment require information related to the rate of urban growth along with its trend, pattern and extent of urban sprawl. The pattern and extent of urban sprawl is identified and modeled using remotely sensed data along with collateral data. RS and GIS are used to analyze and interpret the urban land use changes. Cellular Automate Markov (CA-Markov) process is used to urban sprawl modeling to identify possible pattern of sprawl and subsequently predict the nature of future sprawl

Nepalese Journal on Geoinformatics -12, 2070 (2013AD): 50-56


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Karna, B., Mandal, U., & Bhardwaj, A. (2013). Urban Sprawl Modeling using RS and GIS Technique in Kirtipur Municipality. Nepalese Journal of Geoinformatics, 12, 50-56. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJG/article/view/9073