Satellite-based geomorphological mapping for urban planning and development a case study for Korba city, Chhattisgarh

Geomorphology is an important aspect which guides immensely in urban planning. Mapping of geomorphology not only gives an idea about the variations in landscape but also indirectly facilitates in evaluating the resources of an area. Present study shows the capability of satellite data in delineating major geomorphological units in an industrial area like Korba city. It has also been observed that geomorphological maps along with other relevant terrain-related information such as lithology and geological structures can delineate few important zones; each of these zones is suitable for specific type of urban development and planning. This communication highlights how a simplistic approach like logical integration of geomorphological and geological information can provide valuable inputs for urban planning and development.