Monitoring Shoreline Change using Remote Sensing and GIS: A Case Study of Kunduchi Area, Tanzania

  • V Makota National Environment Management Council, P.O. Box, 63154, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • R Sallema National Environment Management Council, P.O. Box, 63154, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • C Mahika Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI), P.O. Box 9750, Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania
Keywords: remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS), aerial photographs, shoreline change

Abstract

Key words: remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS), aerial photographs, shoreline change
Data from aerial photographs taken in 1981, 1992 and 2002 of the Kunduchi shoreline off the Dar es Salaam coast were integrated in a geographic information system (GIS) to determine shoreline change in that locality. It was found that considerable changes have taken place, and that the two techniques are effective for shoreline monitoring.
Western Indian Ocean Journal of Marine Science Vol.3(1) 2004: 1-10
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