Small scale geomorphological maps and land unit classification of large areas are not common due to the high degree of generalisation required to represent landforms originally mapped at larger scale (i.e. 1: 10,000). Here we present a 1: 200,000 scale geomorphological map of the Siena Province (Tuscany, Italy) where the landforms related to different processes have been synthesised into a map representing the main landscape units. The process of generalisation follows the overlapping of the main processes and landforms grouped in 6 main categories: geology, land use, slope, structural/selective erosion, gravity and running water. The final map indicates the presence of seven main homogeneous landscapes characterised by typical associations of landforms and processes. The reference scale allows the analysis of the entire Siena Province and may be used for landscape evaluation, including natural hazards and related susceptibility.

Coltorti, M., Firuzabadi, D., Pieruccini, P. (2011). Geomorphological map and land units at 1:200,000 scale of the Siena Province (Southern Tuscany, Italy). JOURNAL OF MAPS, 7(1), 536-551 [10.4113/jom.2011.1193].

Geomorphological map and land units at 1:200,000 scale of the Siena Province (Southern Tuscany, Italy)

Coltorti, M.;Firuzabadi, D.;
2011-01-01

Abstract

Small scale geomorphological maps and land unit classification of large areas are not common due to the high degree of generalisation required to represent landforms originally mapped at larger scale (i.e. 1: 10,000). Here we present a 1: 200,000 scale geomorphological map of the Siena Province (Tuscany, Italy) where the landforms related to different processes have been synthesised into a map representing the main landscape units. The process of generalisation follows the overlapping of the main processes and landforms grouped in 6 main categories: geology, land use, slope, structural/selective erosion, gravity and running water. The final map indicates the presence of seven main homogeneous landscapes characterised by typical associations of landforms and processes. The reference scale allows the analysis of the entire Siena Province and may be used for landscape evaluation, including natural hazards and related susceptibility.
Coltorti, M., Firuzabadi, D., Pieruccini, P. (2011). Geomorphological map and land units at 1:200,000 scale of the Siena Province (Southern Tuscany, Italy). JOURNAL OF MAPS, 7(1), 536-551 [10.4113/jom.2011.1193].
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