Mapping spatial attributes in survey research for natural resource management : Methods and applications

Brown, Gregory (2005) Mapping spatial attributes in survey research for natural resource management : Methods and applications. Society & Natural Resources, 18 1: 17-39. doi:10.1080/08941920590881853


Author Brown, Gregory
Title Mapping spatial attributes in survey research for natural resource management : Methods and applications
Journal name Society & Natural Resources   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1521-0723
0894-1920
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1080/08941920590881853
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 18
Issue 1
Start page 17
End page 39
Total pages 23
Place of publication Philadelphia PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Traditional survey research measures attributes such as opinions, attitudes, beliefs, values, norms, and preferences. Few public surveys have attempted to map perceived spatial attributes of places and landscapes, a subject of increasing importance to environmental and natural resource management. For the past 5 years, this researcher has included spatial measures of landscape values and attributes in five separate surveys of the general public in Alaska (1998-2003). This article reviews the spatial data collection rationale behind these studies, design concepts, methods, and implementation issues when administering a general public survey that includes a spatial mapping component. A research framework for using landscape values and spatial measures in GIS planning applications is presented, including suitability analysis, gap analysis, and hot-spot identification. Spatial measure ambiguity and survey response rates will require future research attention. The mapping of psychometric attributes of place through survey research remains a field open to active inquiry and experimentation. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Inc.
Keyword GIS
Landscape Values
Place
Sense of place
Spatial attributes
Survey research
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
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