AbstractThis report is part of an ongoing series of collaborative studies between Rutgers and Rowan Universities examining New Jersey’s urban growth and land use change. The New Jersey Land Use/Land Cover Change data set utilized for the analysis represents a detailed mapping of the land use and land cover as depicted in high resolution aerial photography that was acquired in the spring of 2012. The imagery was then classified and mapped providing a window into how the Garden State has developed over the past several decades (from 1986 through 2012) and the subsequent consequences to its land base. It views land development patterns from several different angles providing a “report card” on urban growth and open space loss.
SubjectsLand use/land cover change, Open space, Urban growth, Sprawl
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