Landscape Changes in the Israeli Carmel Area: An application of matrix land-use analysis

M. Sonis, M. Shoshany, N. Goldshlager

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The spatial redistribution of land uses can be measured by conventional remote sensing methods in the form of matrices of land-use redistributions within a given set of regions in a given time period. Two new methods of analysis of such land-use redistribution matrices are proposed: the ‘superposition principle’ and the ‘minimum information’ approach. For an empirical validation of these new methods, a settlement in the vicinity of the Haifa Carmel area is chosen. For different time intervals, the main trends in land-use redistribution are identified together with their minimum information artificial landscapes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGeoJournal Library
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameGeoJournal Library
ISSN (Print)0924-5499
ISSN (Electronic)2215-0072


  • Israeli Carmel area
  • Matrix land-use analysis
  • land-use change
  • minimum information approach
  • superposition principle


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