Monitoring land use changes using geo-information : possibilities, methods and adapted techniques

C.J. de Zeeuw, G.W. Hazeu

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Monitoring land use with geographical databases is widely used in decision-making. This report presents the possibilities, methods and adapted techniques using geo-information in monitoring land use changes. The municipality of Soest was chosen as study area and three national land use databases, viz. Top10Vector, CBS land use statistics and LGN, were used. The restrictions of geo-information for monitoring land use changes are indicated. New methods and adapted techniques improve the monitoring result considerably. Providers of geo-information, however, should coordinate on update frequencies, semantic content and spatial resolution to allow better possibilities of monitoring land use by combining data sets.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
Number of pages84
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameCGI-report 9 / Alterra-rapport


  • land use
  • monitoring
  • geographical information systems
  • statistics
  • databases
  • methodology
  • netherlands
  • utrechtse heuvelrug


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