A method for estimation of macroscopic land suitability using remote sensing and geographic information systems: a case study in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Muhammad Dimyati, K. Mizuno, S. Kobayashi, T. Kitamura

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Abstract

Satellite images and thematic information were used for the estimation of macroscopic current land suitability for paddy and settlement. These data were analyzed by a quantitative method known as quantification-2 theory with the aid of remote sensing and geographic information systems. Six variables, consisting of two thematic information and four satellite images, were selected for the estimation of land suitability for paddy into three cases and for settlement into two cases. The results show that the combination of satellite images alone performed a reliable role for the estimation of macroscopic current land suitability. The land suitability score could be objectively quantified by introducing this method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-26
Number of pages16
JournalIndonesian Journal of Geography
Volume28
Issue number72
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1996

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