Analysis of the changes to land use in selected municipalities of lublin metropolitan area, based on remote sensing data

Bogusława Kwoczyńska , Wojciech Sroka , Kamila Sikora


The aim of the study was to diagnose the main trends of the changes in land cover around the urban agglomerations, as illustrated with the example of Lublin, over the last twenty years (1998–2016), as well as their statistical and graphical presentation in the form of digital maps compilation. The project was conducted on the basis of the remote sensing data: RapidEye and LANDSAT 5 TM satellite imagery from three temporal records (1998, 2009–11, 2016–17). Detailed research was carried out in purposefully selected municipalities. The performed analyses showed that in the studied municipalities some changes in the use of arable land and grassland occurred. The largest loss in terms of area share was recorded mainly in the arable land. At the core of the metropolitan area, i.e. in the city of Lublin, over the last 20 years the share of arable land in the total area decreased by almost 11 percentage points (p.p.). In the municipalities located directly at the border with Lublin, this loss was much lower, and was equal 4–5 p.p. Slightly larger changes occurred in municipalities located further from the core, where both in the category of very good and slightly weaker natural conditions, losses of arable land were greater than in municipalities located directly at the core’s border of the metropolitan area (MA).
Author Bogusława Kwoczyńska (FoEEaLS / DoAGCaP)
Bogusława Kwoczyńska,,
- Department of Agricultural Geodesy, Cadastre and Photogrammetry
, Wojciech Sroka (FoAE / IoEcoSoc)
Wojciech Sroka,,
- Institute of Economic and Social
, Kamila Sikora
Kamila Sikora,,
Journal seriesGeomatics, Landmanagement and Landscape, ISSN 2300-1496, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.9
Keywords in Englishsatellite imagery, land cover, metropolitan area (MA)
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne (CC-BY-NC); with publication
Analysis of the changes to land use in selected municipalities of lublin metropolitan area, based on remote sensing data of 03-02-2020
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