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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/22/S09.029

DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECONDARY LANDSCAPE STRUCTURE IN THE CITIES OF MARTIN AND VRUTKY

J. Nozdrovicka, M. Izsoff, M. Bencova, D. Kaisova
Wednesday 13 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-02-7 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 22, 235-242 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/22/S09.029

ABSTRACT

In this paper we focus on the evaluation of land use changes in the cadastral areas of the cities Martin and Vrútky. Both cities are situated in the Turčianska kotlina Basin between the Malá Fatra Mts. and Veľká Fatra Mts. in the northern part of central Slovakia. Establishment of new industrial enterprises in the second half of the 20th century led to the creation of new infrastructure, urbanization and the subsequent interconnection of both cities. Railway transport and the ŽOS Vrútky company (Railway Repair Shops and Engineering Works) that has existed longer than 130 years had significant influence on the development of the area. The aim of this paper is to compare and evaluate changes of secondary landscape structure in Martin and Vrútky between the years 1949 and 2016. For spatial data processing and creating map layers we used the QGIS 2.16 geographic information system. From the analyzes of landscape elements we identified the most dominant land use changes as agricultural intensification, urbanization and industrialization. Identification of land use changes is useful for urban planning and creating scenarios for possible further development of the cities.

Keywords: secondary landscape structure, land use changes, Slovakia