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Author Davidson, Donald A.

Title The evaluation of land resources / Donald A. Davidson
Edition Second edition
Published Harlow, Essex, England : Longman Scientific & Technical ; New York : Copublished in the U.S. with J. Wiley, 1992


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 MELB  333.7313 Dav/Eol 1992  AVAILABLE
Description viii, 198 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Land Resources and Land Use Planning Issues. 1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Global scale: issues of food. 1.3. Land resource issues within the European Community (EC). 1.4. Land resource issues at the national level -- 2. Land Resource Surveys. 2.1. Land resource inventories. 2.2. Agro-climatic surveys. 2.3. Landscape approach to land resource survey. 2.4. Parametric approach to ecological land classification -- 3. Soil Surveys. 3.1. Soil survey procedures. 3.2. Presentation and update of soil survey reports. 3.3. Quality of soil survey data. 3.4. Soil variability -- 4. Land Capability. 4.1. Land capability -- the American method. 4.2. Land capability -- the Canadian method. 4.3. Land capability -- British methods. 4.4. Land capability -- a Dutch method. 4.5. Alternative approaches to land capability assessment. 4.6. The influence of land capability on yield and land value. 4.7. Land capability: an overview -- 5. Methodology of Land Evaluation. 5.1. The FAO Framework for Land Evaluation. 5.2. Applications of the FAO Framework for Land Evaluation. 5.3. Parametric indices of land quality -- 6. Soil Survey Interpretation. 6.1. Multi-purpose soil survey interpretation. 6.2. Soil survey interpretation for housing development. 6.3. Land evaluation for irrigation. 6.4. Land evaluation for forestry. 6.5. Prediction of land properties and qualities from soil surveys -- 7. Land Resource Information Systems. 7.1. Nature of geographical information systems. 7.2. Objectives of geographical information systems. 7.3. Applications of geographical information systems. 7.4. Quality of GIS results -- 8. Modelling of Land Resources. 8.1. Spatial prediction of land characteristics. 8.2. Modelling of land use response. 8.3. Integrated land use models -- 9. Conclusion
Analysis Land Development
Notes Rev. ed. of: Soils and land use planning. 1980
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [171]-191) and index
Subject Land use -- Planning.
Natural resources -- Valuation.
Soil science.
Land use -- Planning.
Natural resources -- Evaluation.
Natural resources -- Valuation.
Soil science.
Land use
Natural resources
Genre/Form Soil surveys.
Author Davidson, Donald A. Soils and land use planning
LC no. 91046902
ISBN 0470218401