—Characteristic sign of landscape research is interdisciplinarity. Its direct implication is collecting of data, which were obtained from the monitoring of landscape components and elements. It is necessary to systematically classify and also summarise all these data and keep the information and knowledge, which result from them, for each hierarchical level in accordance to the size of research area. It is possible to use geographic information system (GIS) applications in each step of systematic landscape research: problem analyses, methodology selection (including the determination of level for data processing), collecting and assembling of existing data, collecting of new (actual) data, realisation of analyses, syntheses, evaluating and decision-making processes, outputs generating or results’ interpreting. It arises from the assumption that database and analytical applications are as important for landscape quality evaluation as outputs’ visualisation.
—GIS-based evaluation, landscape quality, landscape ecology.
E. Pauditšová, A. Miklošovičová, and M. Kaczara are with Faculty of Natural Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:E. Pauditšová, A. Miklošovičová, and M. Kaczara, "A GIS-Based Evaluation of Landscape Quality," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 6, no. 9, pp. 648-654, 2015.