Glacial and periglacial data integration in a GIS: methodology used in the Serra da Estrela, Portugal

Goncalo Vieira

Abstract


The methodology applied in the research in Serra da Estrela (Portugal) is to integrate glacial and periglacial geomorphological data in a Geographical Information System and a Database Management System. The main objective of the procedure is to make use of low cost software for geospatial data integration, statistical analysis and production of geomorphological maps. The digital storage format provides the means for fast access and easy transportation of the data during field campaigns. It is also a very useful way to store the geomorphological data, so it can be used in the future by other researchers working in the area


Keywords


Portugal; Serra da Estrela; glacial geomorphology; GIS; DBMS

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