Urban Land Use Pattern and Road Network Characteristics Using GIS in Al Salt City, Jordan

  •  Deya Qtiashat    
  •  Zeyad Makhmreh    
  •  Hala Abu Taleb    
  •  Ahmed Khlaifat    


The aim of this study is to analyze the land use pattern and roads network in relation to the population density and distribution. The GIS analysis tools was used to investigate and describe the characteristics of land use pattern.  method by utilizing the methods of surveying and spatial statistical analysis, and studying the areas’ topography; which includes the optimal land use and assessment through aerial photography that determines the future urban development besides determining the role played by the roads network within the study area. The study show that the residential use is dominant in the study area with 77.19 %. The study also showed that the urban growth was random and accompanied by the increase demand on the use of land for residential purpose. The study recommended paying more attention to the agricultural activities in Al Salt city and establishing a commercial organization that attracts visitors from the capital city of Amman who would like to get out of the city busy life but still stay near the capital city of Amman. 

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