Using remote sensing imagery and geographic information systems for mapping vegetation indices in Iraq

Document Type : Research Paper


Al- Esraa University College, Baghdad, Iraq


One of the parts of land cover is the vegetation cover. The changes in land cover are due to man-made of natural with the time. The vegetation indices are used in remote sensing for long time to monitor changes in vegetation. Remotely sensed data is considered as an important source of information. For particular area, the vegetation can be considered as a source to collect information about soil, or water table, and to delineate potential zone of ground water. Landsat 7 image is used to identify the land cover and to monitor the vegetation indices in the area under investigation. There are many indices in remote sensing. In this paper I used NDVI and SAVI for the study region and I produce Maps for these two indices using ArcGIS 10.2.2 software.