Impact of Land Use Land Cover Change on Coastal Tourism in Kundapura, Karnataka, Using Multi-temporal Remotely Sensed Data and GIS Techniques


  • Shekar Naik Mangalore University, Karnataka, India
  • H Gangadhara Bhat Mangalore University, Karnataka, India
  • T N Sreedhara Mangalore University, Karnataka, India



Coastal Resources, tourism, land use, land cover, ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS


The present study is an attempt to examine the Land Use Land Cover changes in parts of Kundapura Taluk in Karnataka for the period 2006 and 2016 and its impact on coastal tourism. IRS satellite images of 2006 and 2016 have been used and processed using ERDAS Imagine and ArcGIS. The result indicated tremendous changes, particularly in mixed urban and agricultural land and proved that RS/GIS has advantages over conventional techniques. The result obtained, based on the multi-dated satellite data study, will assist in decision making and help to take appropriate measures to monitor and regulate coastal development in order to achieve sustainable and integrated coastal development.


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How to Cite

Naik, S., Bhat, H. G., & Sreedhara, T. N. (2018). Impact of Land Use Land Cover Change on Coastal Tourism in Kundapura, Karnataka, Using Multi-temporal Remotely Sensed Data and GIS Techniques. Atna Journal of Tourism Studies, 13(1), 1-18.