Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 4, Pages: 450-454
S.S. Asadi1 , C. H. Hanumantha Rao2 , T. Lakshmi Prasad3 and M. Anji Reddy4*
1,2 Dept.of Civil Engineering, School of Mechanical & Civil Sciences, KL University,Green fields,Vaddeswaram522502,Guntur, A.P,India;
3 Dept.of Earth Sciences,yogi vamana university, Vamanapuram, kadapa;
4 Director Foreign Relations, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad-500072, A.P, India
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The main objective of the study is to evaluate the physical characteristics and the natural resources in the study area and to develop methods for its efficient utilization and sustainable management using tools such as remote sensing and GIS. The thematic layers are derived from IRS-ID PAN + LISS-III merged satellite imagery and survey of India (SOI) topo maps using visual interpretation technique. These maps are converted to digital format using AutoCAD software and further integrated using Arc/Info and Arc view GIS software for the generation of final outputs. Physical characterization helps for quality of environment and natural resources development, which are optimally suitable to the terrain and to the development of water resources. The physical characterization of an area is also useful to plan the basic minimum needs of farmers, thereby improving their socio-economic conditions and helps in evolving a broad national policy which can be applied by decision makers for sustainable development of any given study area. This case study would help in developing municipalities with details at micro level for further planning.
Keywords: Remote sensing; geographical information system; sustainable development.
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