Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 3

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The diversity of terrain and land cover in Poland

Przemysław Śleszyński

Geographia Polonica (2014) vol. 87, iss. 3, pp. 481-485
doi: https://doi.org/10.7163/GPol.2014.32

Abstract

The map shows the diversity of the area surface of Poland in terms of its morphometry and land cover. BothSRTM-3 and Corine Land Cover (2006) satellite data were used. The transformation and combination of the contents of these two databases resulted in a classification of the landscape of Earth surface, especially in terms of physiognomy. The content of the map is an attempt to find a comprehensive and possibly synthetic solution, presenting the diversity of landscape. The data were arranged by communes, which has practical significance related to the assessment of these units for the purpose of spatial planning.

Keywords: landscape diversity, terrain, relief, geomorphometry, land use, SRTM-3, Corine Land Cover, Poland

Przemysław Śleszyński [psleszyn@twarda.pan.pl], Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00‑818 Warsaw: Poland