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ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN 978-609-457-690-4 CD
ISBN 978-609-457-640-9
 Sustainable Urban Development

Tomasz Parusel , Anna Kowalczyk , Jarosław Banaszek , Weronika Dragan

The Applying of GIS in Identification of Structural-Functional Units at Urban Areas (Mysłowice Town Case Study, Silesian Upland)

Conference Information: 9th International Conference on Environmental Engineering, MAY 22-24, 2014 Vilnius, LITHUANIA
Source: ICEE-2014 - International Conference on Environmental Engineering
Book Series: International Conference on Environmental Engineering (ICEE) Selected papers
ISSN: ISSN 2029-7092 online
ISBN: 978-609-457-640-9 / 978-609-457-690-4 CD
Year: 2014
Publisher: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University Press Technika

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The Mysłowice town is located within two mesoregions of south part of Silesian Upland: Katowice Upland (sign in Polish decimal system 341.13) and Jaworzno Hills (341.14). The town is situated in central part of Silesian Voivodeship, within the Upper Silesian conurbation (Katowice conurbation), and has special status (town-poviat, in Polish nomenclature: powiat grodzki). The area of Mysłowice is 65.57 sq km and the number of inhabitants is currently about 72.8 thousands. The aim of paper is distinguishing and basic analyzing the differentiation and distribution of structural-functional units at the area of mentioned town. The units were identified on the base of two criteria: functions and physiognomic type of spatial planning unit. The landscape typology method and assumptions of physical- geographical regionalization method were used in identification process of units. The GIS methods and MapInfo Professional software were used as a main tool in this identification. All works were conducted on the base of topographic maps from 90. of XX century, town plan (2004) and orthophotomaps (2009) in Poland CS92 coordinate system (EPSG: 2180). At Mysłowice town area the total of 17 structural-functional units were identified (3 point, 3 linear and 11 polygonal character).

Keywords: cultural landscapes; GIS methods; land use; Silesian Upland; structural-functional units.

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