Work Package 2
Green Infrastructure Functionality Assessment: Data acquisition at regional and local level
As with any other mapping approach, high quality geodata regarding spatial and thematic resolution is an essential prerequisite to allow the operationalisation of the GI concept in the first place. While the standardised CORINE Land Cover (CLC 2012) database was considered the most adequate for the mapping of GI on a transnational scale, there is no one-size-fits-all solution for the acquisition of suitable geodata at the regional and local level.The use of the highly detailed geodata set revealed differences in the realistic representation of the GI network in the partner countries and regions.
Through the compilation of various forms of local data to produce a regional highly detailed geodata set, the mapping quality of GI can be enhanced for all types of landscapes and constitutes a precondition to develop stakeholder-based strategies and action plans for future actions and investments in GI.
The assessment and mapping of GI functionality carried out in MaGICLandscapes comprised three main types of sub-analyses:
- the connectivity analysis
- the field mapping methodology
- the functionality analysis itself.