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Wilderness 3d: The Canary Islands wilderness

Like many other Europeans I have had my share of visits to the Canary Islands (three and counting). The climate is decent from February until November. Some even like it in December and January. Most of us go to the … Continue reading

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Wilderness 4: Wilderness degradation analysis

Wilderness degradation happens when new encroachments are made changing the wilderness status of an area. It is a complex issue which does not easily lend it self to a GIS based analysis. I will refer to my posting on wilderness for a peek … Continue reading

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Wilderness 3a: The Bulgaria analysis

I visited Bulgaria in December 2014. Based on discussions with BBF while contributing to their GIS training I decided to do a national wilderness analysis for Bulgaria. The Bulgaria analysis was done using OpenStreetMap data. The above map is based on … Continue reading

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Wilderness 2: A practical approach to wilderness analysis using FME

In a former posting I discussed how wilderness is not only about politics, religion, philosophy and legal instruments. Unless we force it into a practical context, the term “wilderness” remains an intangible size. Geographers have a long history for making representations of the … Continue reading

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Wilderness 1: What is wilderness?

Any analysis of wilderness areas will be based on an understanding of environmental, philosophical, religious, human and political factors. In Norway this understanding has over the years led to a categorization of wilderness into different area classes based on distance to defined encroachments. … Continue reading

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