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Computing visible areas from proposed recreation developments...a case studyAuthor(s): Gary H. Elsner
Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-246. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p
Publication Series: Research Note (RN)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionA new computerized technique called VIEWIT for measuring the terrain visible from a given point was applied in a study on the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. The seen area from 12 heavily visited scenic points and along three proposed routes for a scenic tramway were delineated. The computer produced overlay maps that show the maximum area visible from each obsewation point.
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CitationElsner, Gary H. 1971. Computing visible areas from proposed recreation developments...a case study. Res. Note PSW-RN-246. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p
Keywordsrecreation settings, planning and design, vista points, scenic roads, visible area, esthetic values, visibility analysis, visual impact, computer program, VIEWIT, Black Hills National Forest
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