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GIS application to determine the effect of topography on landuse in Ashwani Khad watershed

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Abstract

The landuse status of Ashwani Khad watershed has been obtained using 1RS-ID satellite data for 1999 and further topographic analysis has been carried out using GIS software-ARC/ INFO and ARCVIEW. It has been found that of the total geographical area (85.30 sq. km) of the Ashwani Khad watershed which lies between 30°50′ to 31°N latitude and 77°05′ to 77° 15′E longitude in Himachal Pradesh, 54.53 % constituted wasteland, 33.55% agriculture and least 11.92 % forest. The altitude, aspect and slope have exhibited marked effect on land utilization. Agriculture and wasteland have been found maximum in mid altitude (1300-1500 m) and moderate slopes (13.2-26.4 degree), whereas, agriculture and forest have been maximum in flat and north aspect.

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Correspondence to Sudhir Mahajan or Pankaj Panwar or Deepak Kaundal.

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Mahajan, S., Panwar, P. & Kaundal, D. GIS application to determine the effect of topography on landuse in Ashwani Khad watershed. J Indian Soc Remote Sens 29, 243–248 (2001). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02995730

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Keywords

  • Geographic Information System
  • Agriculture Land
  • Altitude Range
  • Degree Slope
  • Total Geographical Area