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Valuation Methods of Landscape

Djamel, Fadel

The environmental issue can be regarded as a major landscape concerns. Literatures focus on the preservation and enhancement of the landscape that is considered as social, cultural and economic resources in communities. Landscape analysis has become an essential tool in the landscape of Sciences. This paper explores various methods of assessing landscapes that are in used to date. Several schools differ in their approaches. One school uses method which relies on the system of socio-cultural values of individuals and their own experience with the landscape regardless of spatial data. The Zube method, for instance, uses quantitative survey that is appropriate to certain landscape features. While the Brush and Shafer method combines visual appeal with a mathematical model. Clark's method is based on the assessment of the value of a landscape from polls. Another evaluation method proposed by Kiemstedt based on the quantification of regional characteristics in view of many ecological factors. Finally a new scoring method developed by Neuray assesses the quality of components or groups of components of a view. It uses values perspectives that require prior quantification of several parameters. The landscape specialist selects a method according to the typology and intended use of the landscape.

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