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A stepwise multi-scaled landscape typology and characterisation for trans-regional integration, applied on the federal state of Belgium.

Veerle Van Eetvelde UGent and Marc Antrop UGent (2009) Landscape and Urban Planning. 91(3). p.160-170
abstract
The new landscape typology of Belgium fits into the European Landscape Convention to characterise contemporary landscapes in a trans-regional and trans-border perspective. The method uses a combination of holistic and parametric approaches at two scale levels, resulting in two different landscape typologies. Four datasets covering Belgium were used: a DTM, CORINE Land Cover, a soil map, and a satellite image. Eighteen variables were defined, describing the landscape characteristics of square kilometre cells at the first scale level. These variables are used to assign a landscape type to each cell. At the second scale level, the spatial patterns formed by the grid landscape types are delineated into landscape units and described using landscape metrics. The types and patterns composition properties of the units are used in a cluster analysis to define landscape types at the second scale level. The method creates an open landscape GISdatabase enhancing the landscapes characterisation at both scale levels. The variables used to differentiate landscape types and character areas can be extended by additional descriptive variables of very different sources relating for example to regional classifications, cultural, historical, scenic properties and even iconographic documents. Thus the landscape character map is the entry to various queries.
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author
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journalArticle (original)
publication status
published
journal title
Landscape and Urban Planning
Landsc. Urban Plan.
volume
91
issue
3
pages
160 - 170
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000266862400006
JCR category
URBAN STUDIES
JCR impact factor
2.17 (2009)
JCR rank
1/34 (2009)
JCR quartile
1 (2009)
ISSN
0169-2046
DOI
10.1016/j.landurbplan.2008.12.008
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
id
626327
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-626327
date created
2009-05-13 13:10:55
date last changed
2009-09-08 11:44:42
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  abstract     = {The new landscape typology of Belgium fits into the European Landscape Convention to characterise contemporary landscapes in a trans-regional and trans-border perspective. The method uses a combination of holistic and parametric approaches at two scale levels, resulting in two different landscape typologies. Four datasets covering Belgium were used: a DTM, CORINE Land Cover, a soil map, and a satellite image. Eighteen variables were defined, describing the landscape characteristics of square kilometre cells at the first scale level. These variables are used to assign a landscape type to each cell. At the second scale level, the spatial patterns formed by the grid landscape types are delineated into landscape units and described using landscape metrics. The types and patterns composition properties of the units are used in a cluster analysis to define landscape types at the second scale level. The method creates an open landscape GISdatabase enhancing the landscapes characterisation at both scale levels. The variables used to differentiate landscape types and character areas can be extended by additional descriptive variables of very different sources relating for example to regional classifications, cultural, historical, scenic properties and even iconographic documents. Thus the landscape character map is the entry to various queries.},
  author       = {Van Eetvelde, Veerle and Antrop, Marc},
  issn         = {0169-2046},
  journal      = {Landscape and Urban Planning},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {160--170},
  title        = {A stepwise multi-scaled landscape typology and characterisation for trans-regional integration, applied on the federal state of Belgium.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2008.12.008},
  volume       = {91},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Van Eetvelde, Veerle, and Marc Antrop. 2009. “A Stepwise Multi-scaled Landscape Typology and Characterisation for Trans-regional Integration, Applied on the Federal State of Belgium.” Landscape and Urban Planning 91 (3): 160–170.
APA
Van Eetvelde, V., & Antrop, M. (2009). A stepwise multi-scaled landscape typology and characterisation for trans-regional integration, applied on the federal state of Belgium. Landscape and Urban Planning, 91(3), 160–170.
Vancouver
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Van Eetvelde V, Antrop M. A stepwise multi-scaled landscape typology and characterisation for trans-regional integration, applied on the federal state of Belgium. Landscape and Urban Planning. 2009;91(3):160–70.
MLA
Van Eetvelde, Veerle, and Marc Antrop. “A Stepwise Multi-scaled Landscape Typology and Characterisation for Trans-regional Integration, Applied on the Federal State of Belgium.” Landscape and Urban Planning 91.3 (2009): 160–170. Print.