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Type Journal Article - International Journal of Geomatics and Geosciences
Title Spatial analysis of urban growth in Kazaure local government area of Jigawa state, Nigeria
Volume 4
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Page numbers 47-60
URL http://w.ipublishing.co.in/jggsarticles/volfour/EIJGGS4006.pdf
This study utilized LandSat TM of 1988 and LandSat ETM imageries of 1999 and 2007 of
Kazaure Local Government Area of Jigawa State in Nigeria. These were integrated into a
GIS environment to analyze urban growth pattern of the area using post-classification change
detection approach. Moreover, structured questionnaires were administered using both
stratified and systematic random sampling to obtain information on landuse change in the
area. Findings revealed that population growth and expansion of economic activities have
resulted into the expansion of the built up area from 12.2% in 1988 to 13.5% in 1999 and
29.7% in 2007. In addition, the bare surface has decreased tremendously over the years from
34.2% in the year 1988 to 18.4% in the year 1999 and finally to 4.1% in the year 2007. The
GIS analysis and the descriptive statistics from the questionnaire survey observed rapid
urbanization in Kazaure from 1988 to 2007

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