USING CA-MARKOV MODEL TO MODEL THE SPATIOTEMPORAL CHANGE OF LAND USE/COVER IN FUXIAN LAKE FOR DECISION SUPPORT
Keywords: LUCC, CA-Markov Model, Dynamic Modelling, Optimized Modelling Scale Combination, Fuxian Lake Watershed
Abstract. Spatiotemporal modelling of land use/cover change (LUCC) has become increasingly important in recent years, especially for environmental change and regional planning. There have been many approaches and software packages for modelling LUCC, but developing a model for a specific region is still a difficult task, because it requires large volume of data input and elaborate model adjustment. Fuxian Lake watershed is one of the most important ecological protection area in China and located in southeast of Kunming city, Yunnan province. In this paper, the CA-Markov model is used to analyse the spatiotemporal LUCC and project its course into the future. Specifically, the model uses high resolution remote sensing images of 2006 and 2009 as input data, and then makes prediction for 2014. A quantitative comparison with remote sensing images of 2014 suggests an overall accuracy of 88%. This spatiotemporal modelling method is expected to facilitate the research of many land cover and use applications modelling.