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Chapter 3: European Landscape Characterisation

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Word landscape encompassing one of the most popular and widely used concepts relating human beings to their environment, lacked a universal and widely accepted classification system until recently. Most of the past and current scientific work in the field of landscape characterisation and mapping is extremely diverse and regionalised. Although the regionalised approaches are often well adapted to specific local or national policy or planning needs, and are rich in contextual qualitative information, they are often poor in terms of well defined diagnostic criteria, and are therefore less suitable for wider cross-border operational applications or broader 'stakeholder' support. This chapter presents the newly established European Landscape Classification, called the European Landscape Map (LANMAP2) in relation to the case studies in this book. The main emphasis in the chapter is on the newly established methodology, its underlying data sets and its results.

Keywords: European landscape characterisation; European Landscape Map (LANMAP2)



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