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Structural analyses of features in cultural landscapes based on historical cadastral maps and GIS

Domaas, Stein Tage (2005). Structural analyses of features in cultural landscapes based on historical cadastral maps and GIS. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Alnarp : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2005:100
ISBN 91-576-6999-6
[Doctoral thesis]

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A landscape may appear to be ancient and to contain old man-made structures even if this is not the whole truth. Structures are moved, removed, replaced and added over the years. New users introduce new land use and management regimes. In Norway, information from land consolidation processes is crucially important in gaining a better understanding of the history, dynamics and development of farms, identifying older traces of human activity and selecting important areas for protection and management. When cadastral maps are transformed, common points are needed during the transformation process and for testing the accuracy of the final transformation. It is often difficult to find enough common points to satisfy statistical requirements. Paper I presents a simple method using buffers based on linear features to evaluate whether or not the accuracy of the transformation results is better than the known accuracy of the source. Papers II, III and IV show how digitised and geographically referenced historical cadastral maps can be used to reconstruct the situation at various dates back to the 19th century, and for some information back to the 16th century. The digitised cadastral map provides a snapshot of the situation at the time of the land consolidation process, and the information is considered to be very exact. Paper IV also demonstrates how a DEM (digital elevation model) can add significantly to an understanding of the information contained in the land consolidation material. The use of digitised cadastral maps reveals that many man-made structures generally perceived as old, because they are constructed using traditional techniques, in fact date from after the land consolidation process. One aim of the new European Landscape Convention is to promote landscape protection, management and planning. It therefore requires identification of landscapes and analysis of their characteristics and the forces and pressures transforming them. Using land consolidation material in a GIS makes it possible to document changes in a landscape and improve understanding of the pressures behind these changes.

Authors/Creators:Domaas, Stein Tage
Title:Structural analyses of features in cultural landscapes based on historical cadastral maps and GIS
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae
Year of publishing :August 2005
Number of Pages:41
ALLI. Domaas, S.T. & Ihse, M. A simple GIS–based method for transformation and evaluation of accuracy of historical cadastral maps on to a modern coordinate system. (Manuscript). II. Domaas, S.T., Austad, I., Timberlid, J.A. & Norderhaug, A. 2003. Historical cadastral maps as a tool for valuation of today’s landscape elements. In Palang, H. and Fry, G. (Eds.): Landscape Interfaces. Cultural Heritage in Changing Landscapes. Landscape series, vol. 1. Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 217-236. III. Domaas, S.T., Hamre, L.N. & Austad, I. 2003. Historical cadastral maps as a tool for identifying key biotopes in the cultural landscape. In Tiezzi, E., Brebbia, C.A. & Usó, J.L. (Eds.): Ecosystems and Sustainable Development IV, vol. 2. Advances in Ecological Sciences 19, WIT Press, pp. 913-924. IV. Domaas, S.T. The use of data from historical cadastral maps and 3D modelling to reconstruct past patterns of tilled fields. (Submitted manuscript).
Place of Publication:Alnarp
ISBN for printed version:91-576-6999-6
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:B Geography and history > B10 Geography
P Natural resources > P01 Nature conservation and land resources
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:geographical information systems, cadastres, land reform, land consolidation, history, landscaping, cartography
Keywords:cadastral maps, GIS, transformation accuracy, cultural landscape, continuity, landscape planning, scale
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ID Code:900
Department:?? 4050 ??
Deposited By: Stein Tage Domaas
Deposited On:01 Sep 2005 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:08

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