Land Use Land Cover (LULC) change map of Malopolska voivodeship beetwen 1986 and 2011
The aim of the study was to diagnose the main trends of changes that have occurred in the Malopolska Region, covering over twenty five years (1986-2011), and their statistical and graphical representation in the form of digital maps compilation. The project was made based on remote sensing data: RapidEye satellite images and Landsat TM data and aerial orthophotos (PZGiK) of the years 2009 -2010. A large number and variety of data forced the use of object-oriented processing – Object-Based Image Analysis. As a result of such classification was obtained 10 classes of land use and land cover for two (1986-1987 and 2010-11) time frames.
The results allowed concluded that the changes that have occurred within 25 years, and those with which we still have to deal with in the Malopolska province, equals with the general trends in landscape transformation observed in Poland in the last three decades, ie the process of succession of forest areas where abandoned agricultural production and to intensify the development of road infrastructure. Automated classification (GEOBIA) and development process of GIS spatial analysis for the area of about 15 000 km2 enabled the realization of this project in just a few weeks.