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Ife Journal of Science
Urban sprawl and land use / land cover changes in a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria were assessed using Landsat TM 1984 and 2000 and Landsat OLI of 2014. Five broad land use and land cover classes i.e. built-up area, bare ground, water body, thick forest and light forest were identified and mapped. Thick forest had the largest coverage of 8537.72 hectares (67.52%) of the land cover while built-up was just 1075.99 hectares (8.51 %).Between 1984 and 2014 built up areas gained 6423.38 hectares (59.31 %doi:10.4314/ijs.v22i1.4 fatcat:n2i7apgmybdobnwkg4su2rpvia