Geografie 2012, 117, 371-394

Analysis of spatial heterogeneity of land cover classes in different natural conditions

Róbert Pazúr1, Ján Oťaheľ1, Martin Maretta2

1Geografický ústav SAV, Štefánikova 49, 814 73 Bratislava, Slovakia
2Esprit, s. r. o., Pletiarska 2, PO BOX 27, 969 27 Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia

Received September 2011
Accepted October 2012

The aim of this paper is the analysis of landscape heterogeneity in different natural conditions by identification of the composition and spatial configuration of CORINE land cover classes on the 2nd classification level. The results of the analysis by spatial correlogram and more advanced multi-class indicator and semantic variogram pointed out the limitation of a binary (presence/absence) evaluation. Despite the differences, all approaches revealed that natural conditions determine the occurrence and compositions of land cover classes in different ways.


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