American Journal of Remote Sensing

Volume 9, Issue 1, June 2021

  • Balancing Land Surface’s Brightness-Shadowing and Spectral Reflectance to Enhance the Discrimination of Built-up Footprint from Surrounding Noise

    Alfred Homere Ngandam Mfondoum, Paul Gerard Gbetkom, Sofia Hakdaoui, Ryan Cooper, Armel Fabrice Mvogo Moto, Brian Njumeneh

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, June 2021
    Pages: 1-15
    Received: 14 December 2020
    Accepted: 25 December 2020
    Published: 4 January 2021
    Abstract: Recent evolutions of the geospatial technologies are more accurate in mapping and monitoring land use land cover, LULC, in different environments and at different spatial scales. However, some urban applications keep facing issues such as misclassification and other noise in unplanned cities with disorganized built-up and mixed housing material, an... Show More
  • Landsat8 Satellite Image Classification with ERDAS for Mapping the Kalambatritra Special Reserve

    Arisetra Razafinimaro, Aimé Richard Hajalalaina, ZoJaona Tantely Reziky, Eric Delaitre, Avisoa Andrianarivo

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, June 2021
    Pages: 16-22
    Received: 17 December 2020
    Accepted: 24 December 2020
    Published: 23 February 2021
    Abstract: This paper focuses on the Landsat 8 satellite image classification of the OLI sensor via the remote sensing software Erdas Imagine in order to calculate the land cover surface and to establish the mapping of the special reserve Kalambatritra of Madagascar for the year 2018. For this, we adopted the methodology of satellite image processing based on... Show More
  • Employing Remote Sensing Tools for Assessment of Land Use/Land Cover (LULC) Changes in Eastern Province, Rwanda

    Jean Paul Nkundabose, Felix Nshimiyimana, Gratien Twagirayezu, Olivier Irumva

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, June 2021
    Pages: 23-32
    Received: 27 February 2021
    Accepted: 11 March 2021
    Published: 22 March 2021
    Abstract: The present paper attempted to study land use/land cover (LULC) changes in a rural region of Eastern Province, Rwanda. The particular study area consists of part of Ngoma, Rwamagana, Kayonza, Bugesera districts of Eastern province, Rwanda, and a tiny part of Burundi. The study considered LULC changes that happened in 15 years from 2005 to 2020. By ... Show More
  • The Degradation of the Bafut-Ngemba Forest Reserve Revisited: A Spatio-temporal Analysis of Forest Cover Change Dynamics

    Josephine Akenji Maghah, Reeves Meli Fokeng

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, June 2021
    Pages: 33-41
    Received: 17 February 2021
    Accepted: 3 March 2021
    Published: 26 March 2021
    Abstract: Globally, forest reserves are created with a premier objective to conserve important biodiversity and to ensure ecosystems services provision. Unfortunately, forest reserves in the global south are threatened by the tremendous rise in human numbers and the unsustainable exploitation of forest resources. This is the problem facing protected areas (P... Show More
  • A Web Based Google Earth Engine Approach for Irrigation Scheduling in Uttar Pradesh India Using Crop Water Stress Index

    Pragati Singh, Ashutosh Singh, Rajesh Kumar Upadhyay

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, June 2021
    Pages: 42-46
    Received: 10 March 2021
    Accepted: 25 March 2021
    Published: 1 April 2021
    Abstract: Upgrading water use in agricultural crops requires advancements in location of crop water stress for irrigation scheduling, at different phases of the developing season to limit crop physiological harm and yield reduction. Potential of satellite data provide spatial and temporal dynamics of crop growth condition under water stress and analyse for s... Show More
  • Household Solid Waste, a Challenge of Urban Sanitation: Case of Ngor Municipality (Dakar, Senegal)

    Ramatoulaye Mbengue Ndiaye, Bouna Ndiaye, Vieux Boukhaly Traore, Amadou Tahirou Diaw

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, June 2021
    Pages: 47-54
    Received: 15 November 2019
    Accepted: 17 December 2019
    Published: 26 April 2021
    Abstract: This study aims to understand factors that are causing the malfunction of the garbage collection system in the municipality of Ngor. To achieve this goal, we have adopted a methodological approach that focuses essentially on three components: (i) the investigation of 1/4 of Ngor's concessions through observation, interviews, questionnaires and docu... Show More
  • Land Use / Land Cover Change in the Western Highlands of Cameroon: Case of the Sabga-Bamunka Area (1980-2020)

    Tankie Quinta Shegwe, Wirsiy Destain Yungsi, Sirri Erika Suh, Tchana Christian Brice, Aloysious Kohtem Lebga, Takem Mbi Bienvenu Magloire, Chretien Ngouanet

    Issue: Volume 9, Issue 1, June 2021
    Pages: 55-64
    Received: 14 April 2021
    Accepted: 29 April 2021
    Published: 8 May 2021
    Abstract: Man has greatly influenced the environment through his different activities, technology and dynamism. These modifications are land use/land cover changes. This research describes and analyses the implication of land use dynamics on resources in the Sabga-Bamunka area over time and space from 1980 to 2020. Remote sensing techniques and Geographic In... Show More