Visualising rural landscapes from GIS databases: A comparison of approaches, options and problems

Appleton, Katy, Lovett, Andrew ORCID:, Sünnenberg, Gilla and Dockerty, Trudie (2002) Visualising rural landscapes from GIS databases: A comparison of approaches, options and problems. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 26 (2-3). pp. 141-162.

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As public participation in environmental decision-making becomes more prevalent, there is a growing need to communicate effectively with a non-expert audience. Visual presentation has been identified as an effective means of communicating landscape-related information, particularly due to the increasing ease with which computer visualisation techniques can utilise GIS data. Such data are already widely used when assessing environmental and landscape issues, and there are several different ways in which visualisations may be produced; this paper sets out a typology encompassing the most popular techniques, and, using a common GIS database, proceeds to assesses a number of different visualisation software packages. Three primary issues are considered: data needs; ease of use; and quality of output. Examples of visualisations produced in each software package are provided for comparison.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Social Sciences
Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment (CSERGE)
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Business and Local Government Data Research Centre
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2011 14:30
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2022 15:30
DOI: 10.1016/S0198-9715(01)00041-2

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