• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2016, Volume: 9, Issue: 18, Pages: 1-11

Original Article

An Assessment of Land use Change as Influenced by an Industrial Property in Ewekoro between 1986 and 2015 using Remote Sensing Technique: Implications for Estate Surveyors and Valuers


Background/Objectives: This work assesses land use change as influenced by an industrial property in Ewekoro between 1986 and 2015 using Remote Sensing Technique and the implications for Estate Surveyors & Valuers. Methods/Statistical Analysis: To assess the rate of growth of built-up area in Ewekoro, LandSat images of the study area were obtained from National Remote Sensing Center, Jos and processed accordingly. The satellite image generated data on the condition of the landscape over specific periods (1986, 2001, 2006, 2009 and 2015) for the purpose of studying possible land use change on the immediate environment due to manufacturing activities of the cement industry. Findings: Findings revealed growth in property development as influenced by Lafarge cement factory. In 2015, built-up area increased by 28.32%. The increase in built-up area in 2015 may not be unconnected with the additional plant lunched in 2011. This new plant producing 2.5 million of metric tons of cement will no doubt attract property development and investment (both commercial and residential). Applications/Improvements: The findings agreed with other established research works. Relationship between industrial production and built up area was graphically demonstrated. The study concludes by highlighting specific implications for Estate Surveyors and Valuers vis a vis land use dynamics in Ewekoro. 

Keywords: Ewekoro, Estate Surveyors and Valuers, Land Use, Remote Sensing


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