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Title: Qualitative and quantitative land evaluations
Authors: Rosa, Diego de la ; van Diepen, C.A.
Keywords: Agro-ecological system
Artificial intelligence techniques
Biophysical requirements
Data and knowledge engineering
Environmental impact
Land productivity and vulnerability
Land resources planning and management
Soil survey
soil survey interpretation
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Encyclopedia of Life Support Cultural Organization
Citation: Land Use and Land Cover, in Encyclopedia of Life Support System (EOLSS-UNESCO): 20 (2002)
Abstract: Land evaluation operated in a traditional or modern system can focus on qualitative or quantitative aspects. Traditional systems are most often qualitative assessments depending largely on experience and intuitive judgement; they are real empirical systems. Parametric systems allocate a numerical value on the most significant land characteristics, and the account for interactions between such significant factors are expressed through a simple multiplication or an addition of single-factor indexes. In statistical systems, correlation and multiple-regression analyses are used to investigate the relative contributions of the selected land characteristics on land suitability. The single-factor systems try to quantify the influence of individual land characteristics on the performance of the land-use system.
Description: 20 pages, 1 table, 5 figures, 24 references.
Publisher version (URL): http://www.eolss.net
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/38194
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