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Acronyms and Glossary Sources
|| Three dimensional
|| Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
|| Central processing unit
|| Contingent valuation method
|| Environmental Assessment
|| Environmental Impact Assessment
|| Environmentally Sensitive Area
|| European Union
|| File Transfer Protocol
|| Geographic Information System
|| Hedonic price method
|| Hyper Text Mark Up Language
|| Land Cover of Scotland, 1988
|| Local Nature Reserve
|| Macaulay Land Use Research Institute
|| National Heritage Area
|| National Nature Reserve
|| National Scenic Area
|| Ordnance Survey (United Kingdom)
|| Robert Gordon University
|| Silicon Graphics Inc.
|| Special Area of Conservation
|| Special Protection Area
|| Site of Special Scientific Interest
|| Travel cost method
|| TOPographic EXposure
|| Virtual Reality Modelling Language
|| Willingness to pay
Sources of information for this list of acronyms and glossary terms include:
Definitions in Visual Impact Analysis (IEA and the Landscape
- Analysis (landscape):
- the process of breaking the landscape into its component parts to
understand how it is made up.
- an umbrella term for description, analysis and evaluation.
- Landscape character:
- distinct pattern or combination of elements that occur consistently in
parts of the landscape.
- combination of slope and evaluation producing the shape and form of the
- Landscape evaluation:
- the process of attaching value (non monetary) to a particular landscape,
usually by reference to an agreed set of criteria and in the context of the
- Landscape quality:
- term used to indicate value based on character, condition and aesthetic
- Landscape resource:
- the combination of elements that contributes to landscape context,
character and value.
- Sense of place:
- the essential character and spirit of an area.
- Visual impact:
- change in the appearance of the landscape as a result of development. This
can be positive (improvement) or negative (detraction).
- computer simulation, photomontage or other technique to illustrate the
appearance of a development.