Mapping landscape features and values in coastal Australia
Leao, Simone, Elkadi, Hisham and Xu, Leilei 2011, Mapping landscape features and values in coastal Australia, in AASA 2011 : Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia : Architecture @ the Edge, Deakin University, School of Architecture & Building, Geelong, Vic., pp. 110-119.
Places encompass the physical setting, as well as human experience and interpretation. Although sense of place definition nominally includes the physical environment, most research has emphasized the social construction of sense of place and neglect the important contribution of the physical environment to place meanings and attachment. On the other side, theoretical and technological developments during the past decades resulted in significant sophistication and power of analysis, display, and interpretation of spatial information applied in landscape analysis. This development, however, remains disconnected from the socio-political realities of the communities and regions which are the subject of these studies. There is a research need to integrate public perceptions and attitudes with the type of information typically found in a landscape assessment. A challenge of GIS is whether or not Cartesian space can be adapted to incorporate a more humanistic sense and understanding of distance, direction, and position.
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Field of Research
129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
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