Landscape planning of route-based visibility analysis

TitleLandscape planning of route-based visibility analysis
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsSong, Xiaodong, and Gang Zhang
Refereed DesignationRefereed
Conference NameGeomorphometry 2013
Date Published2013
Conference LocationNanjing, China
AbstractLandscape scenery is an extremely important resource not only for tourism but also for the quality of life. Hence there is a need to classify and manage landscapes. This paper shows how viewshed analysis based on the mobile viewer can be used to evaluate a route and provides a method for assessing the landscape planning of highway. Bresenham algorithm is adopted to select the candidate points to calculate the visibility. This research represents a new method toward the development of geographic information system tools which could provide visual information for making decisions for route-based visibility analysis.
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