Social landscape metrics: Measures for understanding place values from Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS)

Brown, Gregory Gordon and Reed, Pat (2012) Social landscape metrics: Measures for understanding place values from Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS). Landscape Research, 37 1: 73-90. doi:10.1080/01426397.2011.591487


Author Brown, Gregory Gordon
Reed, Pat
Title Social landscape metrics: Measures for understanding place values from Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS)
Journal name Landscape Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0142-6397
1469-9710
Publication date 2012-02
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/01426397.2011.591487
Volume 37
Issue 1
Start page 73
End page 90
Total pages 18
Editor Maggie Roe
Place of publication Abingdon, U. K.
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Landscape metrics are used in landscape ecology to quantify landscape characteristics related to structure, function and change by quantifying the structure and distributional pattern of landscape elements such as plants, animals and other physical landscape features. To date, there has been little published research on landscape metrics that include social perceptions of landscape. In this paper, we introduce the concept of social landscape metrics that quantify human perceptions of place resulting from the use of public participation geographic information systems (PPGIS). We present and explain a set of social landscape metrics that measure the composition and configuration of human perceptions of landscapes from multiple study areas using empirical data from PPGIS studies. We distinguish between two classes of social landscape metrics, boundary and inductive, present methods to develop them, and describe some of their applications to land use planning and management. We conclude with a discussion of future research needs for advancing knowledge about social landscape metrics.
Keyword Social metrics
Public participation
PPGIS
Place values
Landscape perception
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Version of record first published: 01 Nov 2011

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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