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Title: Contribution to Local Landscape Units definition in OTALEX II
Authors: Batista, Teresa
Mendes, Paula
Vila-Viçosa, Carlos
Veigas, Mafalda
Cavaco, Joana
Cabezas, José
Pozo, Luis
Arancibia, Natalia
Paiva-Ferreira, Rodrigo
Pinto-Gomes, Carlos
Keywords: Landscape indicators
Local Landscape Units
OTALEX
Issue Date: 3-Aug-2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis /Acta Botanica Gallica
Citation: Teresa Batista, Paula Mendes, Carlos Vila-Viçosa, Mafalda Veigas, Joana Cavaco, José Cabezas, Luis Pozo, Natalia Arancibia, Rodrigo Paiva-Ferreira & Carlos Pinto-Gomes (2012): Contribution to Local Landscape Units definition in OTALEX II, Acta Botanica Gallica, 159:2, 169-175
Abstract: OTALEX II is the Territorial and Environmental Observatory of Alentejo (Portugal) and Extremadura (Spain), co-financed by POCTEP, developed with the cross-border collaboration of several Portuguese and Spanish bodies. It is composed of a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) created in 2007, SDI-OTALEX (www.ideotalex.eu), which is an exchange platform for geographic information and Webmapping services among project partners. The integration of environmental indicators such as landscape indicators, for the characterization and monitoring of the Alentejo Extremadura area is one of the most relevant components of the project. This paper reports the achievements in defining Local Landscape Units (LLU) for a pilot area of Central Alentejo – the Pardiela river basin. The methodological approach applied Geographic Information System tools to integrate soils, geomorphology and land cover. The land cover map applies the CORINE Land Cover Legend Level 5 to Central Alentejo at a scale of 1 : 10,000. This map contains variables related to vegetation, hydrology (streams and water bodies) and human settlements (buildings, equipment, roads). The validation of the results obtained for LLU with previously defined Landscape Units and potential vegetation mapping confirm the reliability and replicability of the present methodology for similar territories.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10174/7334
Type: article
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