Previous analysis of land use and land cover changes help us to
understand the range, importance and effects that this dynamic has in the
environment and its relation with the human’s activities. This work consists in
analyzing the land use/cover for the Municipalities of Culiacan and Navolato,
Mexico, through statistical techniques and Geographic Information Systems. The
methodology is allowed to determine the changes, gains, losses and transitions
in the different categories in the period studied. The results show significant
changes in the denominate categories, agriculture and forest. However, the
greatest change is the increase of the urban areas. The knowledge in the
studied area and its dynamics are carried out and this work serves as a
reference to study, manage and plan for our territory.
Aldwaik S.Z. and Pontius Jr., R.G. (2012) Intensity Analysis to Unify Measurements of Size and Stationary of Land Changes by Interval, Category, and Transition. Landscape and Urban Planning, Issue 106.
Pineda, N. (2010) Descripcion, analisis y simulacion de procesos forestales en el Estado de Mexico, mediante Tecnologias de la Informacion Geografica. Tesis Doctoral, Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Madrid.