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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.106

TYPIFICATION AND REGIONALISATION OF THE DISPERSED SETTLEMENT IN THE LOCAL AREA OF THE TOWN KRUPINA (SLOVAKIA)

K. Batova, F. Petrovic
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 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, 813-818 pp

ABSTRACT
Historical landscape structures represent specific, time limited and spatially shrinking subtype of landscape structures as a whole. They have fragmentary nature and are remains from the former continual landscape. Such landscape elements create mosaic structures of extensively used small-scale landscape features of arable lands and permanent agricultural crops respectively currently unused areas with low degree of succession. The research of the secondary landscape structure brings a wide range of options of interpretation so in the relation to the vertical, resp. topical as well as horizontal landscape features. The aim is to assess developments and changes of secondary landscape structure of the rural settlement in the restricted area of Krupina with regard to the processes of changes for definite period of time between 1987 and 2013. To the partial procedures that led us to the achievement of the given aim belongs the development of landscape-ecological characteristics of the primary, secondary and tertiary landscape structure of the area defined. The bas was the LANDEP methodology, on that base it is assessed the secondary landscape structure on the level of groups of landscape elements and ways of using the country. We have created mosaics of the landscape structure on the basis of which the typology of dispersed settlement in 1987 and 2013 has been formed. They have been arranged into four types (A, B, C, D) by the combination of basic landscape elements of landscape structure. The regionalisation has been developed in two time periods as well. Two regions (agricultural and forest) and seven sub-regions have been defined. The result of the above mentioned is the evaluation of the development and the transformation of the area being observed, proposals for the maintenance of the dispersed settlements, recommendations for the dispersed maintenance and trends of the dispersed development.

Keywords: landscape structure1, Landep methodology2, dispersed settlements3, mosaics4, regionalisation5.