عنوان مقاله [English]
Accurate, reliable and comprehensive spatial-temporal information on land use in cities is a prerequisite for sustainable land management. Remote sensing provides low-cost and effective solutions for the information required by urban planners at micro and macro levels for analyzing land use planning which ultimately leads to optimal management of urban environment.
Better management and more rational use of land requires accurate and timely knowledge of changes in dimensions, nature and balance of space between exploitation and re-production of resources. GIS introduces the best option for integrating various information collections to achieve uniform combination of land development units. By acquiring these units, identifying problematic areas and proposing protective measures become possible.
In urban / regional development planning, it is of great importance to identify different types of critical ecological areas and their orientations for future growth and balance in land use. This kind of planning will be beneficial to improvement of environmental protection of special areas and other sensitive land use types. Therefore, latest information obtained through remote sensing in relation to environmentally sensitive areas is very valuable. This information will be very useful for various institutions, such as those involved in land restoration, soil conservation and forestry as well as planning in these areas, selecting priority areas, allocating funds and implementing revitalizing methods based on scientific principles.