(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Mapping the physiography of Michigan with GIS

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SCHAETZL R.J. (1) ; ENANDER H. (1) ; LUEHMANN M.D. (1) ; LUSCH D.P. (1) ; FISH C. (1) ; BIGSBY M. (1) ; STEIGMEYER M. (1) ; GUASCO J. (1) ; FORGACS C. (1) ; POLLYEA A. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, ETATS-UNIS


The AA. present a new physiographic map of Michigan, that is also available interactively, online. Their mapping project made use of a wide variety of spatial data, in a GIS environment, to visualize and delineate the physical landscape in more detail than has been done previously. The AA. also examined many of the unit boundaries in the field, using a GIS running on a GPS-enabled laptop. Unlike previous physiographic maps, the online version of the map enables users to query the criteria used to define each of the 224 boundaries of its 10 major and 91 minor physiographic units. Most of their unit boundaries are based on data derived from 10-m raster elevation data and NRCS soils data, e.g., relief, soil wetness, escarpments, landscape fabric, and parent material characteristics. Data gleaned from NRCS SSURGO county-scale soil maps were a strength of the project


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 34, no1 [pp. 2-39]

Bibliographic references : 6 p.

Collation : 21 fig., 4 tabl., 1 an.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/02723646.2013.778531

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