Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B2, 491-495, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-491-2016
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08 Jun 2016
MEASURE LANDSCAPE DIVERSITY WITH LOGICAL SCOUT AGENTS
E. Wirth1, G. Szabó1, and A. Czinkóczky2 1Dept. of Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 1111 Budapest, Hungary
2Lab. of Spatial Analysis and Environment, Szent István University, 2103 Gödöllő, Hungary
Keywords: agent-based, diversity, heterogeneity, greening, simulation, land cover, potential, random walk, scouting Abstract. The Common Agricultural Policy reform of the EU focuses on three long-term objectives: viable food production, sustainable management of natural resources and climate action with balanced territorial development. To achieve these goals, the EU farming and subsidizing policies (EEA, 2014) support landscape heterogeneity and diversity. Current paper introduces an agent-based method to calculate the potential of landscape diversity. The method tries to catch the nature of heterogeneity using logic and modelling as opposed to the traditional statistical reasoning. The outlined Random Walk Scouting algorithm registers the land cover crossings of the scout agents to a Monte Carlo integral. The potential is proportional with the composition and the configuration (spatial character) of the landscape. Based on the measured points a potential map is derived to give an objective and quantitative basis to the stakeholders (policy makers, farmers).
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Citation: Wirth, E., Szabó, G., and Czinkóczky, A.: MEASURE LANDSCAPE DIVERSITY WITH LOGICAL SCOUT AGENTS, Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XLI-B2, 491-495, https://doi.org/10.5194/isprs-archives-XLI-B2-491-2016, 2016.

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