Using CORONA and Landsat Data for Evaluating and Mapping Long-term LULC Changes in Iraqi Kurdistan
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This research implements a new approach to classifying CORONA images. A case study demonstrated that information can be extracted from CORONA images using an automated classification process instead of on-screen manual digitising. This study, of the urban growth in Iraqi Kurdistan, has shown that the timeline of a change detection analysis can be extended to include the period before Landsat missions started in 1972. Urban growth was caused by economic growth and population increase.