This paper explores some of the ways in which a cognitive appreciation of landscape may be matched to the GIS context of DEM analysis. Physiographical characteristics of landscape cognition can be modelled using the technology associated with viewshed analysis. Relief, depth of view, horizon characteristics and shape could all be measured using GIS functionality. Uncertainty in surface feature classification may be identified by examining scale dependencies in the landsape and storing the results as feature membership functions. It is suggested that cognitive criteria such as drama, mystery and coherence may have measurable surrogates by using the modelled view as a basis for their definition.
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jan 1996|
|Event||Third International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling - Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, Santa Fe, United States|
Duration: 21 Jan 1996 → 25 Jan 1996
Conference number: 3
|Conference||Third International Conference/Workshop on Integrating GIS and Environmental Modeling|
|Period||21/01/96 → 25/01/96|