The only issue we have to address is the archaeological one and the intervisibility
between the monument and site."
(1995): "Cumulative viewshed analysis: A GIS-based method for investigating intervisibility
, and its archaeological application".
The architects have cleverly compensated for these limitations by exploiting opportunities for what we might call intervisibility
- opening up views between interior spaces.
However, this expanding arena for seeing and knowing not only liberates people from the spatial and temporal limitations of copresent and situated intervisibility
. With its multiplying sorts of information and analytical procedures, it can also enhance the asymmetries of what can be seen and known by whom and about whom.
The Strykers would trail approximately 600 meters or one intervisibility
line behind their scouts.
In an environment such as NTC, the opposition force's understanding and appreciation of micro-terrain is astounding, with every member of a vehicle crew able to reference clusters of intervisibility
lines by designator and quickly orient to the terrain by using the infamous "Hollywood" names such as "The Whale" and "The Washboard." We should expect future adversaries to have a similar "home team" advantage against us.
Ground Guidance uses standard map-data to compute various operational features: fastest route, but also least exposed or least sloped for vehicles or foot soldiers in open or urban terrain; intervisibility
, with an optical vegetation penetration model; alternate or randomised routing in urban terrain.
Mark Shepard likewise speaks of "informatic weather systems" (Shepard, 2011b, page 18) whose invisible (digital) winds and currents are steeping our surroundings in the powers of anticipation and memory, turning citizens into statistically predictable data-subjects, conducing towards a politics of intervisibility
and intravisibility that is in effect construing a militarisation of intimacy (Graham, 2010).
Since these distances are subjective and hard to quantify, several scholars attempted to replace quantitative distance by mathematical analyses of discrete relations referred to as topology (such as membership, contiguity, intervisibility
, etc., as in Atkin's 1972 Q-Analysis and Hillier 1996 Space Syntax).
Reading the recently-issued county planner's report on the application for a large industrial turbine in my neighbourhood of Callaly, I was initially encouraged by the quoted assessment that "this landscape may have an increased sensitivity to this type of development [and] the high intervisibility
and the proximity of this landscape to the National Park suggests the highest level of sensitivity."