Wild land quality in Scotland

Map Type: GMapCreator tile layer

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Uploaded by: stevecarver

Created: 10/06/2011 10:16:29. Viewed 1963 times. Last Viewed: 26/02/2024 18:42:14

Keywords: Wild land quality Scotland

Brief Description

Map of Wildland Quality Index (WQI) for Scotland.

Detailed Information

The map of the Wildland Quality Index (WQI) for Scotland is based on 1km2 resolution data sourced entirely from the Countryside Information System 2000 using four attributes of wildness: remoteness from settlements, remoteness from nearest road, apparent naturalness (lack of human artefacts in the landscape), and biophysical naturalness (naturalness of the land cover). The approach used is covered in Carver, S.  (2003) Wild land in Britain: Promoting awareness through the Internet and GIS. Countryside Recreation. 11(1), 9-13.