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Title: The diversity of terrain and land cover in Poland


Śleszyński, Przemysław

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Geographia Polonica Vol. 87 No. 3 (2014)



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The map shows the diversity of the area surface of Poland in terms of its morphometry and land cover. Both SRTM-3 and Corine Land Cover (2006) satellite data were used. The transformation and combination of the contents of these two databases resulted in a classification of the landscape of Earth surface, especially in terms of physiognomy. The content of the map is an attempt to find a comprehensive and possibly synthetic solution, presenting the diversity of landscape. The data were arranged by communes, which has practical significance related to the assessment of these units for the purpose of spatial planning.


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0016-7282 ; 10.7163/GPol.2014.32 ; oai:rcin.org.pl:47377


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Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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Central Library of Geography and Environmental Protection. Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization PAS

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European Union. European Regional Development Fund ; Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure



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