WIT Press


Geomorphologic Information Through Landform Mapping For Sustainable Planning: An Example From The Segovia Area (Spain)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030011

Volume

67

Pages

12

Published

2003

Size

677.15 kb

Author(s)

J.F. Martín-Duque & A. Godfrey

Abstract

Geomorphologic information through landform mapping for sustainable planning: an example from the Segovia area (Spain) J. F. ~ a r t i n - ~ u ~ u e l & A. ~ o d f i e g ' Universidad Complutense, Spain 2 USDA Forest Service, USA Abstract The production of landform maps, along with their descriptions and interpretations, can be one of the more useful contributions of the geomorphologists to many environmental management situations. This is particularly hue where information on spatial distribution of processes, landforms, soils or rock materials is a major controlling factor in sustainable planning. This paper addresses several issues important to the development and use of geomorphc information for land management, such as (1) the problem of land classification and its landform components, and (2) the information managersldecision makers need to know to effectively and efficiently use landform mapping. The latter leads to the need for scientists/information providers to understand the scale

Keywords