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
Wednesday, April 27, 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
Wednesday, April 27, 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.