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Quantitative Techniques in Landscape Planning

By Eugenio Martinez-Falero

CRC Press – 1995 – 288 pages

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    978-1-56670-157-0
    July 13th 1995

Description

Quantitative Techniques in Landscape Planning covers all aspects of landscape planning, from the initial stages of the study to the final stage of processing data and obtaining a classification of the study area. It describes the process of conducting an inventory and the methods for integrating information from the inventory into the analysis. It also discusses the application of optimization techniques for assigning significance to points in the study area according to planning objectives.

Consisting of four comprehensive sections, Quantitative Techniques in Landscape Planning includes discussions on the choice of variables relevant to a particular study, and the processes, risks, methodologies, and statistical techniques of performing a landscape planning study. Systems and classifications for planning purposes, developed in the United States and abroad, are discussed and analyzed.

Contents

Data Analysis and Processing Information in Landscape Planning

Introduction

Stages in Landscape Planning Studies

Techniques for Data Analysis in Landscape Planning

Techniques for the Integreation of Information in Landscape Planning

THE USE OF INFORMATION IN LANDSCAPE PLANNING

Using the Inventory: Models in Landscape Planning

Generalization in the Processing of Information

Significance of the Elements

Specification of Objectives

Descriptive Studies

Prescriptive Studies

Models

References

Landscape Inventory

Introduction

Spatial Structure Analysis

Analysis of Spatial Structure of Land Use

Analysis of the Visual Structure of a Point

Analysis of the Visual Structure of the Area

References

TECHNIQUES FOR ANALYZING INFORMATION

Techniques for Multivariate Analysis

Bivariate Measures of Association

N-Variate Measures of Association

Measurements of Distance Between Sample Points

Clustering Techniques

Discriminant Analysis

References

Techniques for Spatial and Temporal Analysis

Analysis in the Time Domain

Analysis in the Frequency Domain

Analysis of Lattice Data

Analysis of Scattered Points

References

TECHNIQUES FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION

Scaling Methods

Prerequisites for Applying Scaling Methods

Value Functions

Soft Techniques

Direct Methods for Obtaining Preference

References

Optimization of Land Use Allocation

A Bayesian Framework for Land Use Allocation

A Characterization of the Best Land Use

Allocation of Linear Activities

References

Index

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