The Potential of Fuzzy Logic for Quantitative Land Cover Change Analysis Basing on Historical Topographic Maps

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The Potential of Fuzzy Logic for Quantitative Land Cover Change Analysis Basing on Historical Topographic Maps

This paper describes an approach that allows to reduce error propagation when comparing historical topographic maps. By linking the fuzzy set theory with simple map algebra and Kappa statistics, the uncertainty resulting from dissimilar quality of the maps can at least be partly eliminated and a distinction between ‘true’ and ‘false’ land cover changes can be made.

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Cartographic materials

Karte des Westlichen Russlands 1:100 000, 1915, Königlich Preußischen Landesaufnahme, map sheets: G39, G40.

Mapa taktyczna Polski 1:100 000 [Tactical map of Poland 1:100 000], 1937-38, Wojskowy Instytut Geograficzny, map sheets: P46 S31, P47 S31

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