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METHOD OF IDENTIFYING URBAN MORPHOLOGIES FROM CADASTRAL ATTRIBUTES. EVIDENCE FROM THE LITTORAL MUNICIPALITIES OF THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY (SPAIN)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP-V11-N3-316-324

Volume

Volume 11 (2016), Issue 3

Pages

8

Page Range

316 - 324

Author(s)

R. TEMES & A. MOYA

Abstract

This paper is a partial result of the Research Project ‘Strategies for sustainable regeneration in tourism settlements on the mediterranean coast (ERAM)’ (ref. BIA2011-28297-C02-01) Spain National Plan of Research, 2011. The method has been designed with the purpose of identifying the different settlements pattern of the littoral municipalities of the Valencia Region, using the alphanumeric data of Cadastre to achieve this goal. The method has been applied to 59 littoral municipalities, after which the outputs were checked with those from the SIOSE project and from the ERAM’s Project partial results ‘Typology Map of touristic settlements of the Valencia region’. As the main output obtained, it should be highlighted how the methodology allows a good identification of the parameters in contrast with other reference-based projects. Moreover, we can get a more accurate clustering of morphology thanks to the use of lots divisions elaborated by the Cadastre. This method is possible to be extended to other municipalities allowing some clustering operations by mixing attributes to achieve more general morphologic patterns.

Keywords

Cadastre, land use, SIOSE, tourism, urban morphologies