Estimate of Cropland Use


The Federal Office for Spatial Development (ARE) required a method of determining cropland which is affected either directly or indirectly by national infrastructure systems. One of the aspects of this dealt with identifying all cropland that had been used in projects already implemented between 1992 and 2012. On the other hand, the method also had to reliably assess the size of the overall area that will be used in future infrastructure projects. regioConcept was commissioned to develop appropriate methods, implement a prototype, and to compare estimation results with reality.

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