GIS scenic assessment: An exploration of landscape perception fundamentals to drive application towards theory
AuthorDryden, Garri Ann
AdvisorGimblett, Howard R.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe purpose of this research was to explore concepts and perceptions in the area of visual resource management via geographic information systems. A scenic assessment of Interstate 17 was conducted, then a digital database was built for a subset of the study area. Theoretical frameworks were explored and expanded. Review of the current literature resulted in a methodologically alternate conceptual model which utilized spatial analysis. After checking for issues of validity and accuracy, data visualization products were developed which aided in understanding the procedures and results. The results showed that given the readily available data an automated scenic assessment was not currently feasible.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Renewable Natural Resources