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Perceptions of land use and land cover analysed using geospatial data


San Martin Saldias, D and Aguayo, G and Wallace, L and Reinke, K and McLennan, B, Perceptions of land use and land cover analysed using geospatial data, Applied Geography, 146 Article 102757. ISSN 0143-6228 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2022.102757


Considering how individuals perceive landscape is important when undertaking land management decisions. However, understanding how the community perceives a landscape is complex involving their experiences in that landscape, their lived experiences and other socio-cultural processes. One of the key challenges to understanding perception is linking the landscape properties to what is experienced when individuals interact with the landscape. Increasingly the use of geospatial data offers a tool for understanding the landscape and perceptions. This study compares satellite estimates of land use with the perceptions of the inhabitants of Yungay, Chile. Viewshed analysis is used to reconcile the differences seen in the satellite image cover estimates and those of the participants. It was found that restricting the cover estimate to the visible landscape, provided similar estimates of cover to those made by the participants. This varied between demographic groups. With differences between participants living in urban and rural settings particularly evident.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:landscape perception, visibility, geospatial data, land use and land cover, Viewshed, satellite imagery
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Geomatic engineering
Research Field:Photogrammetry and remote sensing
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards
Objective Field:Other environmental policy, climate change and natural hazards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Wallace, L (Dr Luke Wallace)
ID Code:151494
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2022-08-01
Last Modified:2022-08-02

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