Electronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities (EJPAU) founded by all Polish Agriculture Universities presents original papers and review articles relevant to all aspects of agricultural sciences. It is target for persons working both in science and industry,regulatory agencies or teaching in agricultural sector. Covered by IFIS Publishing (Food Science and Technology Abstracts), ELSEVIER Science - Food Science and Technology Program, CAS USA (Chemical Abstracts), CABI Publishing UK and ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publisher - full membership). Presented in the Master List of Thomson ISI.
2004
Volume 7
Issue 2
Topic:
Civil Engineering
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Wawer R. 2004. AN INDICATOR FOR ESTIMATING THE ARRANGEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN A TERRAIN RELIEF AND ITS DIGITAL IMPLEMENTATION TO GIS ON THE EXAMPLE OF GRODARZ STREAM WATERSHED, EJPAU 7(2), #01.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume7/issue2/civil/abs-01.html

AN INDICATOR FOR ESTIMATING THE ARRANGEMENT OF RURAL ROADS IN A TERRAIN RELIEF AND ITS DIGITAL IMPLEMENTATION TO GIS ON THE EXAMPLE OF GRODARZ STREAM WATERSHED

Rafa│ Wawer

 

ABSTRACT



The work presents theoretical bases of an indicator for estimating the arrangement of rural roads in a terrain relief. The indicator bases on the comparison between azimuths of agricultural roads and terrain aspect. The physical interpretation of the indicator is meant as planar angle between the road and the theoretical line ideally perpendicular to slope. Thanks to the physical, non-expert basis of the indicator it is possible to choose arbitrary ranges and thresholds by classifying roads to perpendicular-, diagonal- and along- slope arrangement classes.

Key words: rural road, arrangement in relief, GIS, spatial planning, IARRR, terrain relief, loess upland, Grodarz stream..