Abstract: This article aims to identification and delineation the lineament in Vijayawada Guntur Tenali Mangalagiri (VGTM) Region. The total area of VGTM Region is 20130.50 sq.kms. It is assessed based on the data retrieved from Satellite Imagery, Survey of India and conventional methods. This area is under Seismic Zone-III and 26 minor lineament are been Identified by the Earthquake Engineering Research Centre (EERC), International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Hyderabad, India. This process involves the overlapping of different material and analysis where the lineaments exist which further leads to the demarcation of the area. This study is conducted by using gravity data, remotely sensed imagery and recent field studies. These lineaments are represented in the form of tree diagram, with linear or circular form of disturbance generated in the tectonic fractures in the earth bedrock. Furthermore, the use of these studies could be combined to focus on the lineament based on Vijayawada Guntur Tenali Mangalagiri (VGTM) region which could represent the geologically fractured area and eminently provides us with ground water potential. These studies could result in developing new dimension to understand and study the topography, drainage and vegetation patterns of earth geology for means of preserving the parcel of land and its natural resources in the form of different wetlands and ecological sensitive areas. The main barrier in the study is identifying the morphological pattern and vegetation which can be observed through satellite imageries and can be enhanced by using remote sensing spatial data. These findings can be used as a guidance for the understanding the potential of ground water availability, vegetation pattern, soil distribution along with many other environmental factors including thermal comfort zones, Heat Island Effect and ecologically sensitive areas.


Keywords: Lineament map, Geological pattern, Hydrology potential, Vijayawada Morphology