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Land Use versus Land Cover: Geo-Analysis of National Roads and Synchronisation Algorithms

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Institute of Geoinformation and Cartography, Faculty of Geodesy, Geospatial and Civil Engineering, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
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Institute of Geography and Land Management, Faculty of Geodesy, Geospatial and Civil Engineering, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, 10-720 Olsztyn, Poland
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Remote Sens. 2019, 11(24), 3053; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11243053
Received: 5 November 2019 / Revised: 10 December 2019 / Accepted: 13 December 2019 / Published: 17 December 2019
Technological progress in Earth surface observation provides a vast range of information on the land and methods of its use. This enables property owners, users and administrators to monitor the state of the boundaries of the land they own/administer. The land cover, monitored directly on the ground, is not always consistent with the land use entered in the Land and Property Registry (LPR). Discrepancies between these data are often found in former communist countries. One of the reasons for this was the rapid process of land privatisation, which took place in Poland, without updating information on the plot geodetic boundaries. The study examined and compared the land use (entered in the LPR) with the land cover (on the ground) for national roads (acr. LU-LC). The most frequent discrepancies were selected, using CLC2018, digital orthophotomaps (using the Web Map Service (WMS) browsing service compliant with Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) standards), cadastral data, statistical modelling and an updated survey of the right-of-way. Subsequently, six algorithms were proposed to synchronise the land use and land cover when the right-of-way was used by unauthorised persons, and two algorithms for cases of unauthorised use of land by the road administrator. Currently, it is difficult to synchronise the land cover with the land use from the administrative, legal and social points of view. The results of analyses show that full synchronisation of land use and land cover is complicated and time-consuming, although desired. View Full-Text
Keywords: spatial analysis; updating data; land use/cover (acr. LU-LC); cadastral data; synchronisation algorithms spatial analysis; updating data; land use/cover (acr. LU-LC); cadastral data; synchronisation algorithms
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Kocur-Bera, K.; Dawidowicz, A. Land Use versus Land Cover: Geo-Analysis of National Roads and Synchronisation Algorithms. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 3053.

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