ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITION AND ITS IMPACT ON LANDSCAPE DESCRIPTION BY SALIENT ELEMENT
- 1Faculty of Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, K.N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
- 2Civil Department, University of Ayatollah Ozma Borujerdi, Borujerd, Iran
- 3Department of Surveying and Geomatics Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Volunteered Geographical Information, Environmental condition, Data credibility, Landscape description, Salient element
Abstract. Describing a landscape means making link between concepts of visible features and people’s perception. Most landscape description methods underline salient entities which are a key trigger for wayfinding problems and tourism management. Searching for a better understanding of landscape descriptions implies to explore and identify the main visual properties that differentiate between landscapes depending on both human cognition and environmental condition. Furthermore, this environmental condition affects the credibility of data produced by people, particularly when using Volunteered Geographical Information systems which brings forward a huge amount of information. Then this paper proposes an approach to emerge patterns by which describing landscape in general and choosing salient objects in particular have been influenced.