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land-use survey

  The investigation and cartographic representation of land use. Large-scale land-use surveys were initiated in Britain by L. Dudley Stamp in the 1930s; they involved field mapping (cf. fieldwork), but most surveys now use the technologies of remote sensing and geographical information systems for data collection, collation and display. Land-use surveys are largely descriptive exercises: their use was long advanced by geographers as the initial stage in the development of land-use plans for urban and rural areas (see applied geography). (RJJ)

Suggested Reading Rhind, D. and Hudson, R. 1980: Land use. London and New York: Methuen.



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