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Spatio temporal landscape pattern change in rapid urbanization of Iskandar Malaysia

Wan Ibrahim, Wan Yusryzal and Muhamad Ludin, Ahmad Nazri and Timmermans, Harry (2014) Spatio temporal landscape pattern change in rapid urbanization of Iskandar Malaysia. In: Spatiotemporal Landscape Pattern Change in Rapid Urbanization of Iskandar Malaysia, 4-5 March, 2014, Skudai, Johor.

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Abstract

The urbanization process is continuously modifying the pattern of land use and land cover to support human development. Analyzing spatiotemporal land use change is essential for understanding its characteristic and ecological consequences. The study explored the spatiotemporal landscape changes in Iskandar Malaysia region before and after the booming of development. Remote sensing and GIS were used to analyse the spatial changes from 1994 to 2011 and the landscape pattern was analysed using selected matrices in FRAGSTATS software. The findings show that agriculture areas were the major land converted into urban land use. It also changed the water body to urban land and modified the structure of the remaining ecological areas. The landscape pattern of the region will continuously change in accordance to its comprehensive develop plan. The result is important in contributing to a better understanding of the past landscape changes and improve decision-making of land use planning in the region.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:ecological, urbanization process
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races > HT101-395 Sociology, Urban
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:61337
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:30 Mar 2017 14:32
Last Modified:07 Sep 2017 15:11

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