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Title: New GIS approaches to wild land mapping in Europe

Author: Fritz, Steffen; Carver, Steve; See, Linda;

Date: 2000

Source: In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 120-127

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Description: This paper outlines modifications and new approaches to wild land mapping developed specifically for the United Kingdom and European areas. In particular, national level reconnaissance and local level mapping of wild land in the UK and Scotland are presented. A national level study for the UK is undertaken, and a local study focuses on the Cairngorm Mountains in Scotland. ‘Remoteness from mechanized access’ is mapped on a local scale, using Naismith’s Rule in combination with Djikstra’s algorithm. ‘Apparent naturalness’ is mapped by using an Internet questionnaire in order to collect perceptual information on how different humanmade features affect an individual’s overall perception of wild land. A fuzzy logic modelling framework is proposed to translate the findings from the questionnaire into the spatial domain.

Keywords: wilderness, mapping, geographical information systems (GIS), United Kingdom (UK), Scotland, Europe

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Fritz, Steffen; Carver, Steve; See, Linda 2000. New GIS approaches to wild land mapping in Europe. In: McCool, Stephen F.; Cole, David N.; Borrie, William T.; O’Loughlin, Jennifer, comps. 2000. Wilderness science in a time of change conference—Volume 2: Wilderness within the context of larger systems; 1999 May 23–27; Missoula, MT. Proceedings RMRS-P-15-VOL-2. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 120-127

 


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