Built-Up Area Change Analysis in Iasi City Using GIS
Present Environment and Sustainable Development ISSN 1843-5971 (Printed version) ISSN 2284 – 7820 (online version) Volume 10, no. 1, page 201-215
16 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2016
Date Written: June 3, 2016
The study analyses the spatial and temporal changes occurred in the built uparea of Iași city and its surrounding areas using cartographic materials from different time periods. The paper aims to highlight the areas where the most significant changes took place by identifying the main evolution patterns, generated by certain natural or human-driven factors. The results of the study were achieved by using specific photo-interpretation methods of the available orthophotomaps form 2006 and 2012, mainly using the professional GIS softwares TNT Mips 7.2., ArcGIS 10.2 and Global Mapper 11. The changes have lead on the one hand to the conversion of the former industrial areas and thus, the urban regeneration, but also to the periurbanization phenomenon, with major functional and structural effects.
Keywords: spatial changes, built-up area, favorability, Iasi city
JEL Classification: R52
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