AUTOMATED MAPPING OF PERMANENT PRESERVATION AREAS ON HILLTOPS

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Guilherme de Castro Oliveira Elpidio Inacio Fernandes Filho

Abstract

Permanent Preservation Areas (PPAs) on hilltops are among the many areas protected by the New Forest Code in Brazil. Mapping of these involves difficult interpretation and application of the Law, as well a complex task of translating it in map algebra. This paper aims to present, in detail, a methodological model for delimitation of PPAs on hilltops, according to the Brazilian new Forest Code (NFC, Law 12,651/2012). The model was developed in Model Builder for ArcGIS 10.2, and is able to map the PPAs in any digital terrain model. However, field validations are required to verify its efficiency. There is need for legal standardization of criteria that may cause subjectivity in delimitation. The organization of these data on a large scale is very important, as example, to the Rural Environmental Registry, which provides georeferencing of all rural properties and its protected areas in Brazil.

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OLIVEIRA, Guilherme de Castro; FERNANDES FILHO, Elpidio Inacio. AUTOMATED MAPPING OF PERMANENT PRESERVATION AREAS ON HILLTOPS. CERNE, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 1, p. 111-120, apr. 2016. ISSN 2317-6342. Available at: <http://cerne.ufla.br/site/index.php/CERNE/article/view/1162>. Date accessed: 22 sep. 2019.
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New Forest Code; PPAs; Hilltop; Model Builder; Protected Areas
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