Seasonal Wilderness Identification System using Remote Sensing Techniques : Riyadh Region as a Case Study

  • Omar A. AlShathry Imam Mohammed Bin Saud University, KSA (Riyadh).
  • Ahmad AlOmrani Satellite Imagery Unit Ministry of Defence
Keywords: GIS, Remote Sensing, Change Detection, Riyadh.

Abstract

Seasonal wilderness areas are those which turns temporarily into vegetation after the raining season. Most Saudi families love to visit seasonal wilderness areas to spend few days outside their congested cities. The only way to find such areas which has more vegetation than others is by asking friends, relatives or finding them by accident. Some areas remain unknown until the temporal greenery disappears and they become part of the desert. This research proposes a dynamic method of identifying seasonal wilderness areas using the techniques of GIS and remote sensing. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) technology with a proper change detection technique is applied to classify the seasonal greenery areas with other non seasonal ones like farms or others permanent vegetated lands.

Author Biography

Omar A. AlShathry, Imam Mohammed Bin Saud University, KSA (Riyadh).

College of Computer Sciences and Information

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Published
2016-01-01
How to Cite
AlShathry, O. A., & AlOmrani, A. (2016). Seasonal Wilderness Identification System using Remote Sensing Techniques : Riyadh Region as a Case Study. Journal of Information Sciences and Computing Technologies, 5(2), 441-455. Retrieved from http://scitecresearch.com/journals/index.php/jisct/article/view/432
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