Remote Sensing Evaluation of Environmental Quality – A Case Study of Cixian County in Handan City

  • Honghong Li
  • Anbing ZhangEmail author
  • Yuling Zhao
  • Jiabao Li
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 980)


Human quality of life is closely related to the environment. Today’s remote sensing technology can quickly evaluate regional environmental quality and provide important information for regional development planning. Taking Ci County and Handan City as an example, this paper selected Landsat 5TM images from 2001 and 2007 and Landsat 8OIL images from 2016 to calculate indexes for greenness, humidity, heat, and dryness, which reflect environmental health. Based on the remote sensing ecological index (RSEI), the environmental quality of Ci County from 2001 to 2016 was evaluated using principal component analysis. The results showed that the comprehensive environmental index for Cixian County increased from 0.439 in 2001 to 0.697 in 2016. The vegetation coverage for Ci County was high and the quality of the environment improved. The proportion of land in “good” or better condition increased each year. Overall environment was in good condition.


Environment Comprehensive evaluation RSEI PCA 



This work was jointly supported by the Social Science Foundation of Hebei Province (HB18GL024).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Honghong Li
    • 1
  • Anbing Zhang
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yuling Zhao
    • 1
  • Jiabao Li
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mining and GeomaticsHebei University of EngineeringHandanChina

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