International Journal of Applied Science and Technology

ISSN 2221-0997 (Print), 2221-1004 (Online) 10.30845/ijast

Detection in Land Cover Change Trajectories Using Remote Sensing A Case Study of Southeast Brazil Region
Angela Terumi Fushita, José Eduardo dos Santos, Imyra Maíra Martins de Souza, Rômulo Theodoro Costa, Eduarda Romanini, Valéria Aparecida David Andrade, Lia Martucci Amorim

Land cover change trajectories for three different dates (1965, 1989 and 2014) extracted from satellite images by visual interpretation was studied. This study was carried out on a cultural landscape of Southeast Brazil region with three major land use-cover classes (forest, agriculture and other uses). The analysis based on these landscape trajectories demonstrates that agriculture and forest cover changes have been caused by human activities. The results reflect the conflicting interactions between environmental and human systems in the study area. A key question is that the pressure exerted on forest land use-cover depends on the incentives that move society from a conflicting relation with a municipal territory. A more sustainable landscape transition and trajectory for São Carlos municipality are extremely dependent on the regulatory role of the government through strategies related to the implementation of legally protected areas (Legal Reserves and Areas of Permanent Preservation).

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