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Title: Computing visible areas from proposed recreation developments...a case study

Author: Elsner, Gary H.

Date: 1971

Source: Res. Note PSW-RN-246. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p

Station ID: RN-PSW-246

Description: A new computerized technique called VIEWIT for measuring the terrain visible from a given point was applied in a study on the Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota. The seen area from 12 heavily visited scenic points and along three proposed routes for a scenic tramway were delineated. The computer produced overlay maps that show the maximum area visible from each obsewation point.

Keywords: recreation settings, planning and design, vista points, scenic roads, visible area, esthetic values, visibility analysis, visual impact, computer program, VIEWIT, Black Hills National Forest

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Elsner, Gary H.  1971.  Computing visible areas from proposed recreation developments...a case study.   Res. Note PSW-RN-246. Berkeley, CA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 12 p.

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