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Change Detection: Estimating the Footprint of the Kribi Agro-Industrial and Urban Port Complex (Cameroon) from Landsat Imagery

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1104550, PP. 1-17

Subject Areas: Environmental Sciences

Keywords: Bi-Temporal Assessment, Change Detection, Land Cover, Landsat, Remote Sensing

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In the coastal South region of Cameroon, 26.000 ha of land once covered by forest is doomed by the development of a significant infrastructure: the Kribi Agro-Industrial and Urban Port Complex. Important earthwork was undertaken to set-up this “structuring project” which is presented as the ultimate propeller for the industrialization of the entire Central Africa region. This paper is the first of a series aiming to use pixel-based digital image differencing to determine the footprint of the Kribi Agro-Industrial and Urban Port Complex at its present stage of development. Hopefully it triggers sound decisions and awareness on the fate of this biome, part of the Congo Rainforest.

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Foonde, J. M. (2018). Change Detection: Estimating the Footprint of the Kribi Agro-Industrial and Urban Port Complex (Cameroon) from Landsat Imagery. Open Access Library Journal, 5, e4550. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1104550.

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