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Layer 1: Urban context

1.6. Land use

How is land being used? Available information likely comes from local government bodies in charge of urban planning or zoning. Classifications typically include options like Residential, Industry, Agriculture, etc. Ideally this information is available in a shapefile format. Reports or images that instead describe or visualise the land use can alternatively be used.

There are various different classification standards out there when it comes to land use reporting. This presentation provides a good overview. We have not yet defined a standard for reporting in Metabolism of Cities and are likely depending on the available local classifications, so for now aim to collect whatever information is out there and once we have taken stock of the various classifications we may decide to try and standardise this or not.

The goal is to get a map or shapefiles that show how the zoning is divided. Some sort of classification could be according to industry, commerce, vacant land, green space, housing etc. (It is not about obtaining infrastructure data.)


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