Accepted 3rd November, 2014


This study attempt to detect the land use land cover change in Khartoum state between 1970-2006 using remote sensing technology, geographical information system and multi temporal imagery to estimate the area of each class of land use in 1972, 1986, 2000 and 2006 . Observations of land use trend and land cover change lead to find the possible reasons behind these changes. The research findings showed 17.07% growth in settlement area while vegetation areas were decreasing 12.17%. 1972-2000. Recommendations were made for optimum benefit from the study in future land use planning and studies.


Keywords: Remote sensing, geographical information system, multi temporal imagery.