Abstract

The study comparatively applies a methodology for GIS-based development of landscape networks on a supraregional scale. The core strategy applied is to use impedance / least cost path concept for the delineation of corridors between hubs. The developed methodology applied in two different case studies in the territory of Kurdistan Region and for the federal state territory of Baden-Württemberg (Federal Republic of Germany). Both studies use different motivations, intentions and methodologies. For the case study in Kurdistan Region a combination of biodiversity preservation and managing cultural/historic/recreational landscape ecosystem services lead to a multifunctional network, in the case of Baden-Württemberg landscape permeability considerations lead to a network from which benefits in regard to recreation and habitat connectivity are expected. The article follows a general methodological concept and suggests as a conclusion to think about landscape in a dual network structure.

How to Cite
MOHAMED, HANS-GEORG SCHWARZ-V. RAUMER, Sawsan. Multi-Functional Landscape Networks Identification by Impedance based Mapping Method: Two Case Studies at State Level Scale. Global Journal of Human-Social Science Research, [S.l.], nov. 2017. ISSN 2249-460X. Available at: <https://socialscienceresearch.org/index.php/GJHSS/article/view/2319>. Date accessed: 27 feb. 2021.