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Urban_GI/Mean_Hotspot (MapServer)

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Service Description: The urban-rural interface, the area where a city or a town meets the countryside, has no clear delineation due to the permeability of its boundaries. It is a dynamic and highly diverse region, where development processes and changes occur at different spatial and temporal scales. The urban fringe is characterised by the trade-off of land uses and the compensation of derived impacts. Here, a strong competition for land use takes place and, accordingly, potential conflicts of interest may rise among a variety of end-users. Although, it also presents an opportunity for greening and for connecting existing green spaces to build a solid and functional natural network.\n\nThe hotspot percentage identifies those areas where the influence of green spaces and the impact of artificial elements overlap. This indicator informs about the amount and location of areas where potential conflicts may exist or, seeing it from a positive perspective, where management actions present major opportunities for enhancement. From one hand, high hotspot values may be due to the negative effects of the encroachment of artificial areas into green landscapes and the related loss of ecosystem services and function. On the other hand, it may represent an opportunity for alleviating urban heat island effect or pollution cleaning by green spaces, or on the contrary. \n\n\nThis service was specifically created for UrbanGI Story Map, so its layer structure and attributes are tailored to the map’s needs.

Map Name: Share of Hotspot Areas

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Layers: Description: The urban-rural interface, the area where a city or a town meets the countryside, has no clear delineation due to the permeability of its boundaries. It is a dynamic and highly diverse region, where development processes and changes occur at different spatial and temporal scales. The urban fringe is characterised by the trade-off of land uses and the compensation of derived impacts. Here, a strong competition for land use takes place and, accordingly, potential conflicts of interest may rise among a variety of end-users. Although, it also presents an opportunity for greening and for connecting existing green spaces to build a solid and functional natural network.\n\nThe hotspot percentage identifies those areas where the influence of green spaces and the impact of artificial elements overlap. This indicator informs about the amount and location of areas where potential conflicts may exist or, seeing it from a positive perspective, where management actions present major opportunities for enhancement. From one hand, high hotspot values may be due to the negative effects of the encroachment of artificial areas into green landscapes and the related loss of ecosystem services and function. On the other hand, it may represent an opportunity for alleviating urban heat island effect or pollution cleaning by green spaces, or on the contrary. \n\n\nThis service was specifically created for UrbanGI Story Map, so its layer structure and attributes are tailored to the map’s needs.

Copyright Text: EEA, 2017

Spatial Reference: 3035  (3035)


Single Fused Map Cache: false

Initial Extent: Full Extent: Units: esriMeters

Supported Image Format Types: PNG32,PNG24,PNG,JPG,DIB,TIFF,EMF,PS,PDF,GIF,SVG,SVGZ,BMP

Document Info: Supports Dynamic Layers: false

MaxRecordCount: 1000

MaxImageHeight: 4096

MaxImageWidth: 4096

Supported Query Formats: JSON, AMF, geoJSON

Min Scale: 0

Max Scale: 0

Supports Datum Transformation: true



Child Resources:   Info

Supported Operations:   Export Map   Identify   Find   Return Updates   Generate KML