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      Google Earth for Land Use Land Cover Detection in the Case of Guntur Urban, Andhra Pradesh, for Public Health Use

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      LULC, mapping, disease, Mosquitos, Google Earth, mosquito-borne diseases, public health

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          The land use/cover (LULC) pattern is a unique method approached for identifying parameters in developing programs of human needs and welfare, specifically for the planning and implementation purpose. This method enables researchers to understand the important information from and every single parameter involved. In the study, we could count upon the information on various parameters that help to identify the breeding sites and the spread of mosquitos. The study is conducted in the Guntur Urban, state of Andhra Pradesh, wherein the LULC patterns are investigated by using Google Earth imagery. Various relatively static parameters like Dense Vegetation, Sparse Vegetation, Water bodies, and urban area cover are taken into consideration for the determination of (Aedes agypti) dengue causing mosquito-breeding habitats, [6-8],. In this study LULC is used to determine the risk zones that would enable to carry forward the necessary actions to reduce the mosquito-borne diseases, polygon overlay is employed to generate risk maps of the study area, and these risk zones could be further processed for high, moderate and low-risk areas.

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          ScienceOpen Preprints
          ScienceOpen
          28 February 2020
          Affiliations
          [1 ] JAWAHARLAL NEHRU TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY KAKINADA
          Article
          10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPYQZQI.v1

          This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .

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          NRDMS GOVERNMENT OF INDIA RS/01/2015

          The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.

          Earth & Environmental sciences

          public health, mosquito-borne diseases, Google Earth, Mosquitos, disease, mapping, LULC

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