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Spatiotemporal land use change analysis using open source GIS and web based application

Wan Ibrahim, Wan Yusryzal and Muhamad Ludin, Ahmad Nazri (2014) Spatiotemporal land use change analysis using open source GIS and web based application. In: International Conference on Urban and Regional Planning 2014: Planning in an Uncertain World, 9-11 May, 2014, Skudai, Johor.



Spatiotemporal changes are very important information to reveal the characteristics of the urbanization process. Sharing the information is beneficial for public awareness which then improves their participationin adaptive management for spatial planning process. Open-source software and web application are freely available tools that can be the best medium used by any individual or agencies to share this important information. The objective of the paper is to discuss on the spatiotemporal land use change in Iskandar Malaysia by using open-source GIS (Quantum GIS) and publish them through web application (Mash-up). Land use in 1994 to 2011 were developed and analysedto show the landscape change of the region. Subsequently, web application was setup to distribute the findings of the study. The result show there is significant changes of land use in the study area especially on the decline of agricultural and natural land whichwereconverted to urban land uses. Residential and industrial areas largely replaced the agriculture and natural areas particularly along the coastal zone of the region. This information is published through interactive GIS web in order to share it with the public and stakeholders. There are some limitations of web application but still not hindering the advantages of using it. The integration of open-source GIS and web applicationare very helpful in sharing planning informationparticularly in the study area that experiences rapid land use and land cover change. Basic information from this study is vital for conducting further study such as projecting future land use change and other related studies in the area.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:open-source GIS, web application
Subjects:T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:61334
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Mar 2017 06:31
Last Modified:07 Sep 2017 07:10

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