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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.084

SECONDARY LANDSCAPE STRUCTURE CHANGES IN THE DEMANOVA VALLEY (LOW TATRAS NATIONAL PARK) DEPENDING ON DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM AND POSSIBLE SCENARIOS OF STRUCTURE CHANGES TO 2022

I. Tomcikova ,I. Rakytova, L. Krticka
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

Referrences: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 633-640 pp

ABSTRACT
The landscape is a certain area of the Earth’s surface that is more or less influenced by natural and anthropogenic processes and phenomena. The diversity of the landscape lies in its structure, morphology or area. It is being changed in time and space, i.e. it is under constant development. The goal of the paper is to evaluate the changes of the secondary landscape structure in the Demänová Valley by comparing the historical aerial photographs from 1949, orthophotos from 2007 and satellite images from 2013 verified by the field survey in spring 2014. The examined area had been selected on the basis of historical changes in this area, particularly the rapidly developing tourism industry and related changes. In case of the successful candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Cracow, the ski slopes of the Jasná resort in the Demänová Valley should host the disciplines of alpine skiing. On the basis of land use planning documentation, we offer prediction of landscape structure changes in Demänová Valley, mainly related to the development of tourism infrastructure.

Keywords: changes of landscape structure, historical and current landscape structure, Demänová Valley