Determining the parameters of arable land fragmentation

Piotr Bożek


Unfavorable spatial structure of arable land located in Małopolska is a major obstacle in conducting agricultural activity. Arable lands located in the southern part of Małopolska are fragmented, have small area, and irregular shapes. Agricultural activity on land with an unfavorable spatial structure is associated with an increase in production costs, which directly results in lower income of farms. One of the methods of improving spatial conditions is to implement land consolidation works. They allow to organize the spatial structure, increase the area of agriculturally used parcels, while reducing their number. The article presents a new approach in determining the parameters of land fragmentation. GIS tools were used to identify areas with unfavorable spatial parameters. The methodology which allows for the processing, filtration of source data, determination and visualization of land fragmentation parameters is discussed. As part of the research, the Binning method was used, which allows to visualize the phenomenon and simultaneously reduce the data used. In the work, a detailed assessment of land fragmentation parameters was made, which can be used in agricultural land management works. Analyzes have shown that the southern areas of the Nowy Targ County are characterized by intensive fragmentation of arable land. There are also unfavorable parameters related to the elongation and shape of parcels in the discussed areas.
Author Piotr Bożek (FoEEaLS / DoAGCaP)
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- Department of Agricultural Geodesy, Cadastre and Photogrammetry
Journal seriesGeodesy and Cartography, ISSN 2080-6736, e-ISSN 2300-2581, [2029-6991xx, 2029-6991], (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets0.65
Keywords in EnglishGIS, land consolidation, spatial structure, land management, land fragmentation
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); author's original; Uznanie Autorstwa - Użycie Niekomercyjne - Bez utworów zależnych (CC-BY-NC-ND); after publication
Score (nominal)20
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FinansowanieThis research was financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland, grant number BM – 2321/KGRKiF/2018.
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