Geomorphological Analyasis using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System Technologies in Bartın (NW Turkey) and Its vicinity


Proceedings of International Symposium on Earth System Sciences 2004, Turkey, 1 - 04 October 2004, pp.741-752

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.741-752
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographical Information System (GIS) Technologies used in geomorphological investigations give incredable advantages. One of the geomorphological studies is designing and analysis of geomorphological units. The aim of this study is to analyse geomorphological units of Bartın territory (NW Turkey) by using Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System Technologies. For this purpose, LANDSAT 5 Thematic Mapper (TM) scenes of the study area used to data collect based on spectral reflectance properties of land , 1/25000 scale topographic maps digitalized to consist of Geographical Information Systems database for morphometric analysis and also ERDAS 8.5, ARCVIEW 8x softwares were used.

The basic geomorphological units such as mountainous areas, plateau, lowlands and metric properties of these units, etc. was not only dissected but also calculated and maped in RS and GIS Technologies.

The results of applying RS and GIS for Bartın was tested in field season. For instance, geomorphological data produced with unsupervise classificatons based on spectral reflectance features and signatures checked and clearly named and collected new spatial data by using Global Positioning System (GPS) on field. Finally, Geomorphological features of Bartın and its territory explained as units and types, quantitative results and digital mapping