Keywords : Dohuk


Monitoring Changes in Land Use and Its Relation With Geomorphological Features of Dohuk City and Its Vicinity Using Remote Sensing Data

Hekmat S. AL-DaghastaniFarouk S. AL-Omari

Iraqi National Journal of Earth Sciences, 2004, Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 1-19

Time sequential remote sensing data were used to detect the changes in land use and its relation with geomorphological features in Dohuk City and its vicinity. Thematic maps were prepared which enabled the comparison of different land use, in addition to the role of land form nature to the future of urban planning of Dohuk City which is located between Bekhair Mountain in the north and Dohuk Mountain in the south.
Time sequential aerial photographs and Spot imagery revealed documental information about the nature of land use in Dohuk City during 1956 till 1998. The compiled multidate land use maps using U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) System show the whole of apparent activities concerning the existing land use pattern and its spatial distribution for the last (42) years . Such information is a prerequisite for any future urban development program of Dohuk City .