Temporal change detection of Muncie, Indiana and its environs

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dc.contributor.author Venugopal, Vinodh K. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:38:35Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:38:35Z
dc.date.created 1999 en_US
dc.date.issued 1999
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1999 .V46 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/186450
dc.description.abstract The United States population is increasing at a rate that induces the living and working space to expand. This expansion causes humans to put pressure on converting valuable farmlands to urban uses. New residential, industrial, commercial, and socioeconomic factors influence the expansion of a living and working place.Two facets of study are conducted in this research, one of Geography, and Sociology, brought under one research framework. The first purpose is to examine changes in land use in Muncie and Dela are County between 1988 to 1996. Furthermore, it also seeks to study the rate of urban expansion, and direction. The second purpose is to identify the underlying causative factors of urban sprawl.Remotely sensed data is used to determine land use changes, and focused interviews of subjects residing in areas identified as "change" to determine the partial causation of urban sprawl. Research analysis indicated that using remotely sensed data to monitor land use changes is feasible and cost-effective. Further analysis indicates that approximately 1200 acres of agricultural land was converted to urban uses, with the urban expansion moving to the western extremities of the study area. Overall, the analysis indicates the majority of developments were residential and commercial bases.The focused interviews yielded significant information in identifying the partial causation of urban sprawl. The focused interviews of residents living in the areas of change responded Schools as the salient reason for selecting to live in that particular area.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Management
dc.format.extent ix, 69 leaves : ill., col. maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land use, Rural -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land use, Urban -- Indiana -- Muncie. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land use, Rural -- Indiana -- Delaware County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Land use, Urban -- Indiana -- Delaware County. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Cities and towns -- Indiana -- Delaware County -- Growth. en_US
dc.subject.other Muncie (Ind.) -- Population. en_US
dc.subject.other Delaware County (Ind.) -- Population. en_US
dc.title Temporal change detection of Muncie, Indiana and its environs en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1125022 en_US

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