Release:2016, Vol. 2. №4
About the authors:Pavel E. Kargashin, Cand. Sci. (Geogr.), Associate Professor, Department of Cartography and Geoinformatics, Faculty of Geography, Lomonosov Moscow State University; firstname.lastname@example.org
The petroleum industry is one of the key sectors of the Russian economy, therefore, the study of the territories related to this economic activity is of great importance. The article shows the results of investigation performed to outline the land use and cover changes of the Khohryakovskoe oil field located in the Khanty-Mansiyskiy region. Our work is based on remote probing data, cartography methods, and GIS techniques. We have used a series of Landsat images covering the period from 1985 to 2015. The image interpretation allowed to determine all the changes, including appearance and disappearance of the facilities. The results include a series of 9 maps describing the field infrastructure and the animation, which illustrates the industrial development of the area. Moreover, the analysis of the land use and the cover changes over a 30-year period allowed to determine several stages of the development.