Historical oblique aerial photographs as a powerful tool for communicating landscape changes

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Historical oblique aerial photographs as a powerful tool for communicating landscape changes. / Svenningsen, Stig Roar; Brandt, Jesper; Christensen, Andreas Aagaard; Dahl Hansen, Mette; Dupont, Henrik.

I: Land Use Policy, Bind 43, 02.2015, s. 82-95.

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Svenningsen, SR, Brandt, J, Christensen, AA, Dahl Hansen, M & Dupont, H 2015, 'Historical oblique aerial photographs as a powerful tool for communicating landscape changes', Land Use Policy, bind 43, s. 82-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.10.021

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Svenningsen, S. R., Brandt, J., Christensen, A. A., Dahl Hansen, M., & Dupont, H. (2015). Historical oblique aerial photographs as a powerful tool for communicating landscape changes. Land Use Policy, 43, 82-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.10.021

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Svenningsen SR, Brandt J, Christensen AA, Dahl Hansen M, Dupont H. Historical oblique aerial photographs as a powerful tool for communicating landscape changes. Land Use Policy. 2015 feb;43:82-95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.10.021

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Svenningsen, Stig Roar ; Brandt, Jesper ; Christensen, Andreas Aagaard ; Dahl Hansen, Mette ; Dupont, Henrik. / Historical oblique aerial photographs as a powerful tool for communicating landscape changes. I: Land Use Policy. 2015 ; Bind 43. s. 82-95.

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