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LandUse LandCover (LULC) MAP DELHI


The terms land use and land cover are often used interchangeably, but each term has its own unique meaning.Land cover refers to the surface cover on the ground like vegetation, urban infrastructure, water, bare soil etc.

Identification of land cover establishes the baseline information for activities like thematic mapping and change detection analysis.Land use refers to the purpose the land serves, for example, recreation, wildlife habitat, or agriculture.

Land cover is the physical material at the surface of the earth.

Land use is the description of how people utilize the land for the socio-economic activities.

LULC maps play a significant and prime role in planning, management and monitoring programmes at local, regional and national levels.

Land cover data documents how much of a region is covered by forests, wetlands, impervious surfaces, agriculture, and other land and water types.

Land use shows how people use the landscape – whether for development, conservation, or mixed uses.


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