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Category Archive for 'Spatial analysis tools'

A widely accepted definition of a landscape is a ‘kilometer-wide mosaic over which particular local ecosystems and land uses recur (Forman and Godron, 1986; Forman, 1995). A mosaic of a particular landscape is comprised of various spatially-defined elements in the landscape, such as patches, corridors, and matrices. Using landscape metrics, it is possible to measure, [...]

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Maps and Mapping

Maps are a key tool and mapping is a core competency needed in landscape performance assessment. It is essential to invest in these resources. Depending on your starting point and the resources you have to invest in maps and mapping, it may be strategic to begin with the use of relatively rudimentary mapping activity, which [...]

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Spatial analysis tools help to measure and assess how different phenomena vary across a landscape and thus to examine changing patterns. The use of spatial methods enables us to identify the location and the distribution of environmental features, agricultural activity, and socioeconomic conditions. This information aids in understanding relationships and interactions among these variables.  These relationships [...]

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