IJSRP, Volume 4, Issue 5, May 2014 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Usha, Dr.Thukaram M, Dr.Mohandas Chadaga, Dr. Naveenchandra B
Knowledge of both land-use and land cover is important for socio-economic planning of a region. While the land use relates to human activities like residential, institutional, commercial and recreational etc., the land cover term relates to the various types of features present on the surface of the earth (Lillesand and Keifer, 2000). The information gained like land-use/land-cover permits a better understanding of the land utilization aspects on cropping patterns, fallow lands, forest, wastelands and surface water bodies, which is essential for developmental planning.