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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Land use change in New Spain : a three-dimensional historical GIS analysis

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HUNTER R. (1) ;
(1) Geography Dept., State Univ. of New York, Cortland, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

This article focuses on a case study area in New Spain, roughly equivalent to present-day Mexico, wherein forty-seven sheep ranches were established through viceregal land grants between 1535 and 1610. An integration of fieldwork, textual analysis of land grants, and imagery analysis enables these ranches to be mapped in a three-dimensional geographic information system environment. The key findings are that grantees harbored a persistent preference for south-facing land; ranches clustered most heavily on isolated elevations. These results offer a fresh perspective on the local-scale processes of land use change that resulted from the European colonization of the New World

Source

Article of periodic

published at : The Professional geographer / ISSN 0033-0124

Editor : Blackwell, Cambridge, MA - ETATS-UNIS (1946)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 66, no2 [pp. 260-273]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 5 fig., 1 tabl., 2 cartes, 3 ill.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 9188

Digital Object Identifier

Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00330124.2013.784951

Tous droits réservés © Prodig - Bibliographie Géographique Internationale (BGI), 2014
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