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Table 4 Factors and constraints considered and their weights for predicting LU/LC conditions in the Andassa watershed

From: Evaluation and prediction of land use/land cover changes in the Andassa watershed, Blue Nile Basin, Ethiopia

LU/LC Class Factors Factor weight Consistency ratio Constraint and classes considered
Cultivated land Suitable areas for conversion to cultivated land 0.5544 0.02 Slope (>15°–58°)
Proximity to developed land 0.2835
Distance to rivers 0.1112
Elevation 0.0509
Forest Suitable areas for conversion to forest 0.6942 0.01 Slope (None)
Proximate to developed land 0.2103
Elevation 0.0955
Shrubland Suitable areas for conversion to shrubland 0.5396 0.01 Slope (None)
Proximate to developed land 0.2970
Elevation 0.1634
Grassland Suitable areas for conversion to grassland 0.6370 0.03 Slope (None)
Proximate to developed land 0.2583
Elevation 0.1047
Built-up area Suitable areas for conversion to built-up area 0.4312 0.04 Slope (>13°–58°)
Proximate to developed land 0.2703
Distance to towns 0.1724
Distance to roads 0.0794
Elevation 0.0467