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The Need for Awareness of Semantic Plasticity in International Harmonization of Geographical Information: Seen from a Nordic Forest Classification Perspective
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physical Geography. (Landskapsekologi och geomatik)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4845-977X
2015 (English)In: Land Use and Land Cover Semantics: Principles, Best Practices and Prospects / [ed] Ola Ahlqvist, Dalia Varanka, Steffen Fritz, and Krzysztof Janowicz, Boka Raton: CRC Press, 2015, 41-58 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this chapter is to address and clarify the important issues and challenges of semantic plasticity when it comes to forest classification and geographical information. Necessary improvements for international data harmonization and implementation are highlighted along with the need for increased awareness of the consequences for ecological modeling. We envisage a combination of thoroughly described metadata and controlled vocabularies as a means to ensure the future use of a wide range of regional and national classification systems in an ontological framework that enables crosswalks between classification systems and spatial comparisons between existing data sets. This would allow for a wide range of old, contemporary, and future data sets to be used together in landscape-related analyses.

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Boka Raton: CRC Press, 2015. 41-58 p.
Keyword [en]
Land use, land cover, INSPIRE, landscape ecological modeling
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Natural Sciences Physical Geography Geosciences, Multidisciplinary Human Geography
Research subject
Physical Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-119366ISBN: 978-1-4822-3739-9OAI: diva2:844760
Available from: 2015-08-07 Created: 2015-08-07 Last updated: 2015-08-10Bibliographically approved

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