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Landsat8 Based Crops and Other Land Use Mapping in Okara District of Pakistan

Version 1 : Received: 18 August 2018 / Approved: 19 August 2018 / Online: 19 August 2018 (07:57:27 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 21 August 2018 / Approved: 21 August 2018 / Online: 21 August 2018 (12:25:17 CEST)

How to cite: Akhtar, I.U.H.; Hussain, A.; Javed, K.; Ghazanfar, H. Landsat8 Based Crops and Other Land Use Mapping in Okara District of Pakistan. Preprints 2018, 2018080344 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0344.v1). Akhtar, I.U.H.; Hussain, A.; Javed, K.; Ghazanfar, H. Landsat8 Based Crops and Other Land Use Mapping in Okara District of Pakistan. Preprints 2018, 2018080344 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201808.0344.v1).

Abstract

Developing countries like Pakistan is among those where lack of adoption to science and technology advancement is major constraint for Satellite Remote Sensing use in crops and land use land cover digital information generation. Exponential rise in country population, increased food demand, limiting natural resources coupled with migration of rural community to urban areas had further led to skewed official statistics. This study is an attempt to demonstrate the possible use of freely available satellite data like Landsat8 under complex cropping system of Okara district of Punjab, Pakistan. An Integrated approach has been developed for the satellite data based crops and land use/cover spatial area estimation. The resultant quality was found above 96% with Kappa statistics of 0.95. Land utilization statistics provided detail information about cropping patterns as well as land use land cover status. Rice was recorded as most dominating crop in term of cultivation area of around 0.165 million ha followed by autumn maize 0.074 million ha, Fallow crop fields 0.067 million ha and Sorghum 0.047 million ha. Other minor crops observed were potato, fodder and cotton being cultivated on less than 0.010 million ha. Population settlements were observed over an area of around 0.081 million ha of land. 

Subject Areas

Landsat8; multi-temporal; crops statistics; land use land cover; Pakistan

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Received: 19 August 2018
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Comment: Such research studies must be highlighted in context of developing countries like Pakistan.
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