Publication Date

1998

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Mason, Joseph A.

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

Department of Geography

LCSH

Land use--Illinois--McHenry County||Landscapes--Illinois--McHenry County||Spatial analysis (Statistics)

Abstract

This paper examines the spatial association between the characteristics of the physical landscape and the distribution of human uses within McHenry County, Illinois. Spatial association for this study is defined as a degree of influence that physical characteristics have on the location of current and future human uses. An older geographic paradigm was rejuvenated to affirm the influence that the physical environment has on current human uses development. Landscape unit maps and land use data sets revealed the patterns of the physical landscape units and the categories of human uses. Several measures were developed to show the degree of influence and spatial association between the physical and human landscapes. Through this analysis, it was found that there was indeed considerable influence on the location of human uses by the characteristics of the physical landscape.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [98]-99)

Extent

x, 99 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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