Correction of farmland arrangement system to limit excessive distance increments to farmlands occurring during its optimization process

key words: consolidation of farmlands, spatial structure of farmlands, and optimization

Summary:

The optimization of a farmland arrangement system connected with the incorporation of required corrections makes it possible to obtain a small (close to the least value), average distance between farmlands and farmstead sites, as well as correct layouts of plots being allotted. The optimization process performed results
in a specific parcellation of village, usually characterized by a significant diversity of distances to farmlands, and, also, in excessive distance increments in some farmsteads compared to the initial state. The correction developed makes it possible to eliminate excessive distance increments in farmsteads without any significant
distance increments to farmlands; however, it is associated with a certain increase in the fragmentation of plots. A particularly large increase in this fragmentation of plots is in the case of small areas of farmsteads parcelled out within single plots. In the village of Wojków under analysis, the application of the correction
method developed caused the number of plots belonging to local farmsteads to increase (i.e. to the farmsteads with sites in this village) by more than 20%.

Citation:

Harasimowicz S., Janus J., Ostrągowska B. 2011. Correction of farmland arrangement system to limit excessive distance increments to farmlands occurring during its optimization process. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2011/ 03