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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/22/S09.058

PRE AND POST LAND CONSOLIDATION LAND FRAGMENTATION ASSESSMENT

Z. Muchova, M. Leitmanova, P. Michal
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, 461-468 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/22/S09.058

ABSTRACT

Paper describes the usage of fragmentation indexes in condition of Slovak Republic. The aim of this paper is to objectively evaluate the success of new territorial organization after land consolidation (LC) process. Four indexes of fragmentation are methodically evaluated (Shape - SI, Simmons - FI, Januszewski - K and Reduction index - RI) and endurance distance of one owner to its plots is determined in initial and new state. Thus established approaches are unique in Slovak conditions and mentioned parameters are not used in process of LC and other documentation. The comparison of situation before and after proposal of LC uses calculation of consolidation coefficient – KK and the numbers of plots per one owner – N. Calculation and comparison of fragmentation before and after LC project is realized in Veľké Vozokany area (988 hectares) for purposes of this article. The results indicated that new situation after LC project has brought significant decrease of land fragmentation. FI index has increased from the original to the new state by 178 % and the K index by 0.012 %. The average land area has increased by 2 ha. Average number of plots per owner was reduced from 100 to 4. Endurance distance from the municipality center to individual plots and back per one owner was reduced by 347 km. Authors of this article state that these slightly modified measurement procedures of spatial ownership fragmentation are suitable and could help in an objective assessment of the quality of the proposals presented in the LC projects.

Keywords: index, land fragmentation, ownership, shape index, new territorial plot organization