Title
Examining connectivity for recreation in rural areas – an initial methodology
Description
Recreation is increasingly recognised as a valuable function of rural environments, being linked to various health benefits. However, methods are not well-developed for assessing how well-suited rural areas are for recreational activities such as walking. This paper describes work undertaken to measure the connectivity of rural road and path networks for walking, as a preliminary step in assessing recreational suitability based on a variety of landscape factors. It takes methods used for urban areas and applies them to a small rural study area in Norfolk, UK.
URL
http://www.port.ac.uk/special/gisruk2011/
Language
English
Author
Katy Appleton
Is this item peer reviewed?
Yes
Date of publication
27 April 2011
Has non-academic co-authors?
No
Has international co-authors?
No
For non-academic audience?
No
Conference event title
Annual GIS research UK (GISRUK)
ConferenceLocation
Portsmouth
Conference number
19th
ConferenceDate
27 April 2011
Harvard
Appleton, Katy Examining connectivity for recreation in rural areas – an initial methodology. Annual GIS research UK (GISRUK), 19th, Portsmouth, 2011.
Vancouver
Appleton Katy. Examining connectivity for recreation in rural areas – an initial methodology. Annual GIS research UK (GISRUK), 19th, Portsmouth, 2011.