LEVEL OF SPATIAL DIFFERENTIATION OF ANTHROPOGENIC IMPACT IN MAŁOPOLSKA
 
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Hugo Kollataj University of Agriculture in Krakow Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying Department of Spatial Management and Landscape Architecture
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Katarzyna Małgorzata Cegielska   

Hugo Kollataj University of Agriculture in Krakow Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying Department of Spatial Management and Landscape Architecture, Mickiewicza 21, 31-120 Krakow, Poland
Publish date: 2017-01-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2017; 18(1):200–209
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Detailed spatial analysis of area coverage was performed in the present paper, which allowed to determine numerous derivative parameters connected with human activity as well as natural processes. Data from Database of Topographic Objects in nominal scale 1:10000 (in short: BDOT10k) in GML format were used as source materials and processing of the source data to object-relational form of SpatialLite database was performed. Methods of areas classification and valorization on the basis of land coverage diversity were used in the research after using modification of classes selection to BDOT10k. Borders of spatial objects had geo-referential precision to 3 m and were not subjected to generalization process. It provided possibility to achieve high degree of credibility of calculated parameters. Materials that concern ecological corridors were obtained from the General Directorate for Environmental Protection by means of WFS service. Geoprocessing methods and spatial connections in GIS heterogenic systems were used to perform analyses. The effects of all the conducted analyses allowed to identify problem fields where areas of ecological corridors became strongly anthropogenized. The results were presented as multilayered compositions and cartograms. The research area covered 15,200 km2 and ranged the territory of Małopolska province.