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By Richard J. Aspinall, Michael J. Hill

Adjustments within the use of land replicate numerous environmental and social components, necessitating an both diversified suite of information for use for potent research. whereas distant sensing, either from satellites and air images, presents a primary source for research, socio-economic surveys, censuses, and map resources additionally offer a wealth of legitimate info. Land Use swap: technology, coverage, and administration provides spatial theories and methodologies that aid an built-in method of the research of land use switch. concentrating on spatial illustration and modeling, this ebook addresses such very important medical matters because the dynamics of switch, integration and suggestions among procedure parts, and scale concerns in area and time.

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Can we assess whether a land system or land use is resilient or vulnerable to changes in the external driving processes (such as in international prices for crops)? Does a land system confer resilience or vulnerability to social systems? For example, are there patterns of land use and land cover, and a suite of associated land management mechanisms, that make a community resilient/vulnerable to drought, flood, or other environmental or socioeconomic change? What are the time scales for resilience/vulnerability that are most appropriate for sustainability?

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