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Geographical Information System coupled with Remote Sensing has proved a powerful tool in the field of land evaluation and management. Various studies have been reported across the world, illustrating the application of GIS in the evaluation and management of landform, soil, and water resources

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International Journal of Civil, Structural,Environmental and Infrastructure EngineeringResearch and Development (IJCSEIERD)ISSN 2249-6866Vol.2, Issue 2 June 2012 17-24 TJPRC Pvt. Ltd.,REMOTE SENSING AND GIS APPLICATIONS FOR TERRAINEVALUATION AND LAND RESOURCES ASSESSMENT IN YERALA RIVERBASIN, WESTERN MAHARASHTRA, INDIAABHIJIT M. ZENDE1, R. NAGARAJAN2, P. K. DESHPANDE3, K. R. ATAL41Research scholar, Center for Studies in Resource Engineering.Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.2Associate Professor,34Walchand college of Engineering, Sangli , Maharashtra ,Lecturer (SG), Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune , India.ABSTRACTThe integration of remote sensing methodologies with GIS provides a powerful way of extractingland features inherent in satellite images. This paper focuses on the study of the terrain and major landfeatures of upper Krishna Basin (Yerala River) using remote sensing and Geographical InformationSystem (GIS). Representation of the terrain is based on the digital elevation model (DEM) .The Landsat7 TM and ETM+ images of the study area were processed and interpreted to extract information aboutland-resources delineation (forest-vegetation cover, water resources, and agricultural and residentialareas) in the region. The information provided in this study has many areas of application, includinghydrological watershed analysis and modeling, environmental management and planning, landform andnat

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