Spatio-Temporal Assessment of Land Use and Land Cover Change and Its Impact on Akaki -Kality Sub City Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Addis Ababa University


The study was undertaken in Addis Ababa city Administration, Akaki Kality Sub city . Land use, land cover changes for the last thirty years in Akaki Kality Sub city is one of the reasons which strongly challenge the environment. The main objective of this study is to examine the Land use land cover change of Akaki Kality Sub-city. The study intended to carry out land use /land cover changes, trends and their magnitude over the last thirty years using remote sensing (RS) and Geographic information system (GIS). In this thesis, Satellite image of 1986, 2000 and 2016 to detect the LULCC using maximum likelihood classifier. The GIS and RS analysis result confirms that the LULCC of observed, Settlement showed an increase of 50 % and followed by Cultivation by 17.8% while eucalyptus, grassland and water body decreased by -117%, - 247%, and -66% respectively. From the analysis of the socio economic situation of households to identify the causes of the LULCC, the result shows that LULCC were closely associated with human activities. Keywords: GIS, TM, RS, LULCC, ETM+