A LAND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM MODEL FOR THE RHODE ISLAND COSTAL AREA

The development is described of a land capability classification process that presents basic guidelines to policy makers as to how the land resources of Rhode Island's coastal area may be managed. The classification process encompasses five fully integrated steps: The preliminary decisions (related to the scope and scale of the study); the preliminary classification (of each criterion into groupings which reflect broad development parameter)-the end product would be a series of maps of similar scale; integration of the single criterion groupings with each other to produce composite groupings which represent intrinsic values for development; second classification (division into subunits representing intrinsic values for development); final classification (demarcation of the area on the basis of the final capability classifications). The classification system should be tailored to meet the defined needs of a specific area. The detailed inventory of natural and man-made conditions are described in the appendix.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rhode Island Statewide Planning Program

    265 Melrose Street
    Providence, RI  USA  02907
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 31 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00135042
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 1976 12:00AM