The Improvement of the spatial structure and quality of rural communication system in loess upland watershed

Rafał Wawer, Eugeniusz Nowocień, Bugusław Podolski, Szymon Szewrański, Romuald Żmuda
2010 Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Land Reclamation  
The Improvement of the spatial structure and quality of rural communication system in loess upland watershed In strongly eroded terrains, a considerable part of agricultural roads are transformed into ravines, as a result of their inappropriate location in the terrain relief. Hence the arrangement and hardening of rural roads remains an essential component of formation of arable areas on eroded terrains. Correct derivation of the roads, which need the protective measures or even re-projecting
more » ... ven re-projecting improves the state of the road network in economically effective way, as it allocates the available resources to the most threatened areas. The article presents a study on the actual state of the net of rural roads on loess upland terrain of Mielnica watershed. The analysis, performed on digital spatial data within GIS software, revealed considerable needs for improvements of rural roads on investigated area. Basing on the results, the map of improvement measures has been developed, presenting a spatial base for a decision support system for future land improvements and allocation of economical resources for the management of rural surface communication network in rural-environmental plans.
doi:10.2478/v10060-008-0075-5 fatcat:rjljzf6hvrazjbr6oz65yhjxea