Natural landscapes often reveal extremely complex patterns that can only be very rougly characterized by methods of Euclidean geometry. In contrast, fractals can be applied to a variety of landscape ecology problems because they conveniently describe many of the irregular, fragmented patterns found in nature. This paper focuses on a fractal-based measure of landscape complexity for grid-based GIS layers. A non-regression technique for measuring the distribution of diversity within a raster database consisting of square cells is generalized to incorporate any regular shaped grid cell (eg regular polygon, rectangle) that forms a continuous, fully tessellated grid.

A generalized non-regression technique for evaluating the fractal dimension of raster GIS layers consisting of non-square cells / Ricotta, Carlo; E. R., Olsen; R. D., Ramsey; D. S., Winn. - In: COENOSES. - ISSN 0393-9154. - 12:1(1997), pp. 23-26.

A generalized non-regression technique for evaluating the fractal dimension of raster GIS layers consisting of non-square cells.

RICOTTA, Carlo;
1997

Abstract

Natural landscapes often reveal extremely complex patterns that can only be very rougly characterized by methods of Euclidean geometry. In contrast, fractals can be applied to a variety of landscape ecology problems because they conveniently describe many of the irregular, fragmented patterns found in nature. This paper focuses on a fractal-based measure of landscape complexity for grid-based GIS layers. A non-regression technique for measuring the distribution of diversity within a raster database consisting of square cells is generalized to incorporate any regular shaped grid cell (eg regular polygon, rectangle) that forms a continuous, fully tessellated grid.
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A generalized non-regression technique for evaluating the fractal dimension of raster GIS layers consisting of non-square cells / Ricotta, Carlo; E. R., Olsen; R. D., Ramsey; D. S., Winn. - In: COENOSES. - ISSN 0393-9154. - 12:1(1997), pp. 23-26.
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