NZ–No.1507/05 concluded between SRI-BAS and the Scientific Research Fund at the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria.
Landscape planning, as a complex of methodical approaches used to draw the spatial organization of public activities, providing for sustainable nature use, requires implementation of modern technologies. This project suggests developing for the first time in our country a geographic-information system (GIS) for landscape-ecological planning at municipal level.
To account for the changes of the land use system in Bulgaria (transition from decentralized to centralized planned economy during 1944-1989 and transition from centralized to market-oriented economy and initiation of land ownership restoration during 1989-2004), monitoring by archive and modern airplane and satellite images will be made. The complex analysis of data obtained from conventional sources or drawn from airplane and satellite images integrated in GIS, will make it possible to assess the dynamics of land use over a period of 60 years. To assess the natural conditions and potential of the territory, planned by categories of significance for each individual component, a method of the landscapes’ spatial and time dynamics is planned to be developed, based on 3D analysis, using GIS tools.
In implementing the project, the major items to be used shall be geoinformation technologies including geographic information systems, remote sensing of the Earth data processing technologies and landscape-ecologic planning.
As a result of the performed studies, suggestions for improvement of the methodological fundamentals of landscape-ecological planning using geoinformation technologies will be made.
The results obtained under the project will be used as an auxiliary instrument in decision-making by municipal councils, the leaderships of agricultural associations, the bodies of the Regional Inspectorate on Preservation of Environment and Water to achieve optimal economic and nature-friendly land use structure and maintenance of nature equilibrium.
Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS), Landscape Ecology Planning, Land Use, Land cover, spatial modeling, cartography
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