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Spatial diversity index mapping of classes in grid cell maps.

Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing

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Abstract

The landscape diversity index indicates the number of classes of land that are in proximity to each point in a digital grid cell map. The index is D=100(i-1)/(n-1), where i = the number of landscape classes within a selected distance of each grid cell and n = the total number of mapped classes. The use of the index is illustrated by calculating the diversity index at each grid cell for each of five mapped classes and displaying the resulting diversity index map that portrays the complexity of the scene. The method is applicable to land-use planning, site selection, or description of landscape complexity.-Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Spatial diversity index mapping of classes in grid cell maps.
Series title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
Volume
52
Issue:
8
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing
First page:
1171
Last page:
1173
Number of Pages:
3