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Ambiente & sociedade

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D'ANTONA, Álvaro de Oliveira; CAK, Anthony Daniel  and  NASCIMENTO, Thais Tartalha do. Integrating sketch maps and satellite images in the study of land use and land cover change.Translated byAnthony Daniel Cak. Ambient. soc. [online]. 2008, vol.4Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1809-4422.

We analyzed the procedure of collecting and processing information in regard to land use and land coverage obtained from sketch maps created together with rural property owners in a settlement area along the Transamazonica, the Transamazon Highway, in Pará, Brazil. We assessed the special features of field data and integrated them with data from satellites. We concluded that these sketch maps can be used systematically to improve interdisciplinary approaches in the study of environmental changes.

Keywords : Amazonia; Change of land use and land coverage; Sketch maps; Methodology.

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