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A free and open source programming library for landscape metrics calculations

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dc.contributor.author Zaragozi Zaragozi, Benito Manuel es_ES
dc.contributor.author Belda Antoli, Antonio es_ES
dc.contributor.author Linares Pellicer, Jordi Joan es_ES
dc.contributor.author Martínez-Pérez, J. E. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Navarro, J. T. es_ES
dc.contributor.author Esparza Peidro, Javier es_ES
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-19T10:48:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-19T10:48:23Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05
dc.identifier.issn 1364-8152
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10251/57741
dc.description.abstract Landscape metrics are used in a wide range of environmental studies such as land use change and land degradation studies, soil erosion and run-off predictions, management of hunting communities, and strategic planning for environmental management, to name just a few. Due to their utility for a variety of applications, there are many indices and software packages that have been designed to provide calculations and analysis of landscape structure patterns in categorical maps. With the purpose of making a comparison between the most used tools (Fragstats, V-Late, PA4...), this paper examines their advantages and disadvantages in order to create a list of common features that need to be incorporated into this type of software. An Application Programming Interface (API) is produced without limitations on data input, that is capable of calculating vector or raster metrics and is extensible. This API should make it possible not only to build third party applications easily, but also make it possible to add new metrics and research into new paradigms related to traditional landscape metrics. Land-metrics DIY (DoIt Yourself) is the library presented in this paper. It can calculate almost 40 landscape metrics from geometry provided by an ESRI Shapefile. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. es_ES
dc.description.sponsorship We especially appreciate the comments and suggestions by A. Jakeman and three anonymous reviewers which led to substantial improvements of the manuscript. This paper is partially supported by the FPU - Doctoral Research Scholarship program of the "Ministerio de Educacion de Espana" (2007-2011). Moreover, we would like to thank all the FOSS community, and in particular to Diego Guidi (NTS main developer) for their interesting and important work. Of course, we also thank the OGC and all FOSS projects related to spatial information because they suppose a strategic support to the further development of our idea and other possible GIS projects. en_EN
dc.language Inglés es_ES
dc.publisher Elsevier es_ES
dc.relation FPU - "Ministerio de Educacion de Espana" es_ES
dc.relation.ispartof Environmental Modelling and Software es_ES
dc.rights Reserva de todos los derechos es_ES
dc.subject C sharp es_ES
dc.subject Fragstats es_ES
dc.subject Free and open source software es_ES
dc.subject Geographical information systems es_ES
dc.subject Landscape metrics es_ES
dc.subject Free and open source softwares es_ES
dc.subject Geographical Information System es_ES
dc.subject C (programming language) es_ES
dc.subject Computer systems programming es_ES
dc.subject Environmental management es_ES
dc.subject Geographic information systems es_ES
dc.subject Land use es_ES
dc.subject Open systems es_ES
dc.subject Application programming interfaces (API) es_ES
dc.subject Data set es_ES
dc.subject GIS es_ES
dc.subject Landscape structure es_ES
dc.subject Map es_ES
dc.subject Software es_ES
dc.subject.classification LENGUAJES Y SISTEMAS INFORMATICOS es_ES
dc.title A free and open source programming library for landscape metrics calculations es_ES
dc.type Artículo es_ES
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.10.009
dc.rights.accessRights Abierto es_ES
dc.contributor.affiliation Universitat Politècnica de València. Departamento de Sistemas Informáticos y Computación - Departament de Sistemes Informàtics i Computació es_ES
dc.description.bibliographicCitation Zaragozi Zaragozi, BM.; Belda Antoli, A.; Linares Pellicer, JJ.; Martínez-Pérez, JE.; Navarro, JT.; Esparza Peidro, J. (2012). A free and open source programming library for landscape metrics calculations. Environmental Modelling and Software. 31:131-140. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.10.009 es_ES
dc.description.accrualMethod Senia es_ES
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.10.009 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpinicio 131 es_ES
dc.description.upvformatpfin 140 es_ES
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion es_ES
dc.description.volume 31 es_ES
dc.relation.senia 227947 es_ES


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