IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Pallabi Deka, Dr. P. K. Ryngnga and Dr. S.J. Deka
Landuse / Landcover is result of combine activities of physical and human activities. Land use and Land cover change detection is essential for understanding of physical environment, ecological process, soil erosion, deforestation and also helpful in planning perposes. In this paper, an attempt is made to study the changes in land use and land cover in Umshing-Mawkynroh, East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya. The study has been done through remote sensing and GIS approach using SOI toposheet (1966-1967), CARTOSAT P5 (2005) and LISS III (2011). GIS software is used to prepare the thematic maps. Ground truth observations (through field visits) were also performed to check the accuracy of the classification.