Land-use mapping is one of the main applications of remote sensing. However, systematic land-use mapping program at local level using satellite image processing is still rare to find. This book explains the importance of land-use information for local planning, and makes use Indonesian complex land-use phenomena as an example. This study proposes a concept of versatile land-use information system (VLUIS), which can be used to support various local physical planning tasks. The VLUIS develops five land-use dimensions comprising spatial, temporal, ecological and socio-economic aspects. Each dimension is processed using different analysis methods and can be presented as a separate map. However, all dimensions can be integrated in a single land-use database, ready for spatial queries and translation between classification systems. Examples are given using Landsat ETM+ and Quickbird imagery. This book is useful for those who practice or study geography and remote sensing, and for planners who need accurate and relevant land-use information in their daily activities.
Projo Danoedoro, PhD obtained his BSc and Drs in technical geography from Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), MSc in rural land ecology from the ITC (The Netherlands), and PhD in mapping science from the University of Queensland (Australia). He is now a senior lecturer in remote sensing and GIS at the Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University.