Not seeing the forest for the trees: Modeling exurban viewscapes with LiDAR

Not seeing the forest for the trees: Modeling exurban viewscapes with LiDAR •LiDAR data more realistically model viewscapes by including vertical elements.•Traditional bare-earth viewscapes significantly larger than top-of-canopy viewscapes.•Visual quality of viewscapes differs between bare-earth and top-of-canopy models.•Coarser data resolutions produced larger, more exaggerated viewscapes.•Visual connection between observer and landscape important for planning applications. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Landscape and Urban Planning Elsevier

Not seeing the forest for the trees: Modeling exurban viewscapes with LiDAR

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 The Authors
ISSN
0169-2046
eISSN
1872-6062
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.10.010
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Abstract

•LiDAR data more realistically model viewscapes by including vertical elements.•Traditional bare-earth viewscapes significantly larger than top-of-canopy viewscapes.•Visual quality of viewscapes differs between bare-earth and top-of-canopy models.•Coarser data resolutions produced larger, more exaggerated viewscapes.•Visual connection between observer and landscape important for planning applications.

Journal

Landscape and Urban PlanningElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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