Transition from Landuse Cover into Urban Expansion in Babura Local Government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria

A. Ahmed, H. Aminu, A. Najib, M. A. Jibrin, M. Adamu


The study utilized landsat imageries of 1987, 1997 and 2017 of Babura Local government Area, Jigawa State, Nigeria. The images integrated into GIS environment to analyse urban growth pattern of the area using change detection approach. However, structured questionnaires were administered proportionally to the population density of the streets in the area using both stratified and random sampling techniques to obtained relevant information on possible causes of urban growth in the area. The study findings revealed that there is urban growth in area. It attracts people from diverse locations for businesses and administrative services. The study area witnessed rapid urbanization especially from 1997-2017.

Keywords: Spatial analysis, GIS, Landuse Land Cover, Urban Expansion

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