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Title: Classification of the visual landscape for transmission planning

Author: Miller, Curtis; Jetha, Nargis; MacDonald, Rod;

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. 507-513

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The Visual Landscape Type Classification method of the Route and Site Selection Division, Ontario Hydro, defines and delineates the landscape into discrete visual units using parametric and judgmental data. This qualitative and quantitative information is documented in a prescribed format to give each of the approximately 1100 Landscape Types a unique description. Utilizing the Landscape Types and evaluation criteria, an assessment can be made of the visual change to the landscape due to the introduction of transmission facilities. This paper elaborates on the effective application of Landscape Types in the Transmission Route Planning Process.

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Miller, Curtis; Jetha, Nargis; MacDonald, Rod 1979. Classification of the visual landscape for transmission planning. 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. 507-513

 


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