Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Analysis of Environmental and Climate Change for Pyin OO Lwin using Geographic Information System (GIS)
Hnin Hnin Htun, Htet NE OO, Aye Pwint Phyu and Thett OO Eain
Global warming and Climate Change becomes very serious issue since last decade. Deforestation and Urbanization are the main cause of global warming. The research intends to analyze how deforestation and urbanization has affected the environmental and climate change in Pyin OO Lwin Township, Myanmar. For analyzing deforestation and urbanization, remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) technologies plays important roles. Landsat images from United States of Geological Survey (USGS) are applied for the research. Other required ancillary data are obtained from government offices. ArcGIS software, urban landscape analysis tool (ULAT) and Google Earth Explorer are used for implementation and analysis work. Maximum likelihood classifier and random forest classifier are used for classification work. A system which can provide the information concerned with temperature changes, percentage for loss of forest area, green space diversity and urban area growth in Pyin OO Lwin Township using Geographic Information System (GIS) is implemented. This information can be applied for environmental conservation and urban planning by regional decision makers. Based on the analysis result, it can also support weather forecasting and climate change detection systems.
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Hnin Hnin Htun, Htet NE OO, Aye Pwint Phyu and Thett OO Eain. Analysis of Environmental and Climate Change for Pyin OO Lwin using Geographic Information System (GIS). J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):45-50.