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Title: Setting technical standards for visual assessment procedures

Author: Craik, Kenneth H.; Feimer, Nickolaus R.;

Date: 1979

Source: In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 93-100

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: Under the impetus of recent legislative and administrative mandates concerning analysis and management of the landscape, governmental agencies are being called upon to adopt or develop visual resource and impact assessment (VRIA) systems. A variety of techniques that combine methods of psychological assessment and landscape analysis to serve these purposes is being explored, especially in this country and Great Britain. A rapidly expanding body of research dealing more generally with conceptual and methodological issues in the use of observer-based descriptions and evaluations of landscape can also be identified. Given these trends, the time has arrived to address the matter of establishing technical standards for VRIA systems as a means of fostering and documenting increased levels of reliability, validity, generality and utility and moving towards procedures that are maximally useful and defensible. This developmental process is viewed in an institutional context from the perspective of socio-cultural evolution.

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Craik, Kenneth H.; Feimer, Nickolaus R. 1979. Setting technical standards for visual assessment procedures. In: Elsner, Gary H., and Richard C. Smardon, technical coordinators. 1979. Proceedings of our national landscape: a conference on applied techniques for analysis and management of the visual resource [Incline Village, Nev., April 23-25, 1979]. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-35. Berkeley, CA. Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Exp. Stn., Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: p. 93-100

 


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