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Measuring long-term landscape change using historical photographs and the WSL Monoplotting Tool

Watkins, Charles; Gabellieri, Nicola

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Nicola Gabellieri



Abstract

© 2019, © 2019 Society for Landscape Studies. This paper assesses the potential of software developed by the research group of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) in order to georeference and vectorise historical landscape photographs. The use of this ‘Monoplotting’ Tool introduces a new application for topographical photographs and opens up the possibility of using such photographs for measuring land-use change. This paper reviews the literature on the use of historical photographs for landscape history. It introduces the new software and then goes on to examine how vectorised topographical photographs may help in the measurement of land-use changes in the mountainous landscape of Liguria and Trentino in the late nineteenth and twentieth century.

Citation

Watkins, C., & Gabellieri, N. (2019). Measuring long-term landscape change using historical photographs and the WSL Monoplotting Tool. Landscape History, 40(1), 93-109. https://doi.org/10.1080/01433768.2019.1600946

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 14, 2018
Online Publication Date Apr 9, 2019
Publication Date Jan 2, 2019
Deposit Date Jan 17, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jul 3, 2020
Journal Landscape History
Print ISSN 0143-3768
Electronic ISSN 2160-2506
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 40
Issue 1
Pages 93-109
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/01433768.2019.1600946
Keywords History; Nature and Landscape Conservation; Horticulture
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1479197
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01433768.2019.1600946
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=rlsh20; Published: 2019-04-09

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