Mapping the visual landscape quality in Europe using physical attributes

Martín Ramos, Belén and Otero Pastor, Isabel (2012). Mapping the visual landscape quality in Europe using physical attributes. "Journal of Maps", v. 8 (n. 1); ISSN 1744-5647. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445647.2012.668763.

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Title: Mapping the visual landscape quality in Europe using physical attributes
Author/s:
  • Martín Ramos, Belén
  • Otero Pastor, Isabel
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Maps
Date: March 2012
ISSN: 1744-5647
Volume: 8
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Vías Rurales [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

he inclusion of environmental care data in the decision-making process should be based on the results obtained after scienti?cally evaluating different environmental variables. Herein, a European landscape geographic model is presented. This landscape map would allow the environmental care variable ?visual landscape?, along with other information related to vegetation, geology, soils, cultural variables, etc., to be integrated into the planning process. The methodology used is not new since it has already been tested in Spain by the authors. Nevertheless, the model was adapted to cope with the much more extensive territory of the European Union. This meant dealing with computational dif?culties, and a lack of information. The result of this work is a raster map (100 m cell size) that evaluates landscape quality in Europe by dividing the area into seven visual quality classes. This is a practical tool for territorial development that will facilitate the environmental assessment of plans, such as infrastructure plans, within a strategic pan-European framework.

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Item ID: 20171
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/20171/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:20171
DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2012.668763
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17445647.2012.668763#.VBfXgfnlZAI This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Journal of Maps on [2012-Marzo], available online:
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Dec 2013 09:44
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2018 11:04
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