Ustun A. , Bildirici I. O. , Ustuntas T. , Tusat E., Ozkan I., Eren Y., ...More

4th International Conference on Cartography and GIS, Albena, Bulgaria, 18 - 22 June 2012, pp.211-220 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Albena
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-220


The main goal of the Konya Closed Basin Project is to investigate land subsidence within the basin. The vertical changes have been investigated through GPS measurements and InSAR images taken at different dates. In order to decide whether the land subsidence is significant for land use in residential and agricultural areas within the basin, a GIS system is necessary. For this purpose GoogleEarth, MapInfo and Generic Mapping Tools (GMT) were chosen as GIS software packages. At first, a preliminary study has been performed using I: 100 000 and 1: 250 000 topographic maps which are scanned and registered. A continuous mosaic of map sheets created from them is overlaid on the terrain in the Google Earth. GPS deformation network was designed over the mosaic map considering land use and hydrogeological properties of the KCB. Other data that the system contains are GPS points, wells, at which water depth is measured, InSAR images, geologic layers created from geological maps, and land use maps created by using NVDI method. The geology maps are digitized in MapInfo. After the completion of data collection, GIS analyses will be undertaken in order to evaluate land subsidence potential of the basin.