Investigation and comparison of land use map database in the Urmia lake basin

Document Type : Research Article


1 Tehran university

2 Department of Renewable Energies and Environment, Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies, University of Tehran

3 University of Tehran

4 Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Sharif university of Technology, Tehran


The important role of land use and land cover in the Lake Urmia basin on the water consumption of this area due to better water management in the basin, has made it necessary to have in-depth knowledge of basic information such as land use and land cover. Unfortunately, the available information and statistical sources about LU/LC of basin sometimes are insufficient and contradictory. This study, as one of the important aspects affecting the address of the Urmia Lake issue, has determined the databases that provide land use maps from satellite images, also it examines the accuracy of these global products and compares them with the map which is created by object oriented method with eCognition software. The results of the overall accuracy assessment of the maps illustate that the land use maps extracted from the LCtype and GLCF global products are performing well, and Globecover has provided poor results in this regard. There was the best fit in the results of the MODIS product, so that the MODIS product is not only better in pixel dimensions than most products, but also has the longest land use extraction time in terms of time sequence. The results of this product in the study were in good agreement with the map produced by the object-oriented method, therefore it is recommended to use the MODIS land use product in studies related to the Urmia Lake basin.


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Volume 8, Issue 4
April 2022
Pages 891-905
  • Receive Date: 19 February 2021
  • Revise Date: 19 June 2021
  • Accept Date: 19 June 2021
  • First Publish Date: 22 June 2021