Diachronic Land Uses Changes in Semi Mountainous Areas Next to Urban and Tourist Areas
Vasileios C. Drosos1, Anastasia Stergiadou2, Vasileios J. Giannoulas3, George Doukas4
1Assoc. Prof. Vasileios C. Drosos, Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, Orestiada, Greece.
2Assist. Prof. Anastasia Stergiadou, Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.
3Assist. Prof. Vasileios Giannoulas, Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.
4Mr. George Doukas, Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources, Democritus University of Thrace, Orestiada, Greece.
Manuscript received on 06 March 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 26 March 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 March 2015 | PP: 61-66 | Volume-4 Issue-10, March 2015 | Retrieval Number: J19940341015/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Land cover data documents how much of a region is covered by forests, wetlands, impervious surfaces, agriculture, and other land and water types. Water types include wetlands or open water. Land use shows how people use the landscape – whether for development, conservation, or mixed uses. The relationship between the land ownership status and the rate of coverage by trees or shrubs do the unconscious people to put fires. The timeless control of changes and land use maps prevent fires aimed at creating plots. In the context of this research, land cover maps of previous years and recent ones were compared, with the help of aerial photographs and analytical and digital photogrammetric stations in representative regions of Greece. Generally we observe that where intense coastal tourist traffic (Toroni) is existed, the forest land is reduced in order to increase housing, while where there is not exist tourist traffic (all the other research areas such as Sarakina, Petrokerasa, Panorama and Pelion), the forest land is increased everywhere with parallel abandonment of agricultural land.
Keywords: Forestry, land cover, land use, photogrammetry.
Scope of the Article: Municipal or Urban Engineering