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An area that is visible from a certain vantage point, especially when considered valuable or worth preserving for aesthetic reasons.

[Probably on the model of watershed.]
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Display a grid or digital elevation model in one of nine fully customizable 2D and 3D grid-based map types: contour, watershed, viewshed, image, shaded relief, 1-grid and 2-grid vector, 3D wireframe, and 3D surface maps.
Viewshed analysis of Bronze Age burial mounds in western Scania, Sweden.
The latter includes analysis of carrying capacity in order to estimate the amount of land that would have been needed to sustain the growing city and viewshed analyses to assess the extent of Rome's visual control over the surrounding landscape.
For gaining the retained reliability and to aid incorporating renewables into the grid and will also involve the removal the two large steam units at the site, enhancing the coastal viewshed, repowering of Mandalay is created.
Statistical analysis was used to compare changes in property values, in the viewshed of several windfarms and in control localities, in the United States.
within the viewshed and soundshed of major urban centers like
On Applying Viewshed Analysis for Determining Least-Cost Paths on Digital Elevation Models.
Using Viewshed models to calculate intercepted solar radiation: applications in ecology, American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Technical Papers.
One example is surface analysis, which includes the computation of both slope and aspect of a surface grid cell, finding the least cost path between two grid cells, delineation of watersheds, or determining viewsheds (a viewshed is an area of land or water that is visible to the human eye from a fixed vintage point) based on topography.
The PUD would effectively double the population of Laurel Hill Valley and would result in the cutting of thousands of trees and destruction of habitat and viewshed in the valley.
However, this research does not confirm a statistically significant impact from viewshed of the nuclear towers or distance from power lines.
In addition, based on the demographic differences found in this study, educational programming should communicate the importance of protecting the viewshed at night and reducing light pollution, specifically appealing to male urban residents, perhaps through historical and cultural connections.