for quantitative landscape analysis on a sugar producing Caribbean island. Accuracy and quality issues in using historical maps. Niels Chr. Nielsen, post doc. at Center for Tourism, Innovation and Culture, SDU-Esbjerg:. [email protected] +45 6550 1582.
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Niels Chr. Nielsen, post doc. at Center for Tourism, Innovation and Culture, SDU-Esbjerg:
[email protected] +45 6550 1582
The physical state of the land surface.
from Meyer 1995:
Meyer, W.B. 1995. Past and present land use and land cover in the USA. Consequences 1, 1: 24-33
Social contextLand use and land cover in a wider context
Land Cover #2
Land Cover #1
Land Cover #3
Land Use #1
Land Use #2
envt. impacts on Driving Forces
From Ojima, Galvin and Turner (1994) and Turner, Skole and Moss (1993)
St. Croix seen from the International space station (ISS), altitude 400 km, 2001.
NE trade winds, quite constant over the year
French, Lapointe 1671. NB: SSE up.
Drawn at scale appx. 1:30.000
Photograph: Daniel Hopkins, with permission, from
(1753 – 1827, general governor 1815-16)
From Daniel Hopkins: http://cas.umkc.edu/StCroix/mapping/framesetOxholm.htm
with digitised features: plantation/plot outlines from Oxholm’s map (bold lines)
& UVI 1999
jump to conclusions
jump to conclusions
from USGS terrain model, measured in per cent
Calculated in GIS from Digital Terrain model, numbers show how many great housesa given point can be seen from (excl. vegetaion)
- We can get some of the way following the historical maps approach
- To wonder: are the map data of use, any added value by having the spatial dimension along with the statistical? GIS relevant as integrating reference for historical information at this level?
Thank you very much.