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Table 1 Definitions of the landscape feature categories and terms, and their corresponding variables and abbreviations

From: Where to deliver baits for deworming urban red foxes for Echinococcus multilocularis control: new protocol for micro-habitat modeling of fox denning requirements

Category of landscape feature Definition of term Abbreviation of modeling variable Abbreviation of linear distance variable
Wide road* Paved roads (≥5.5 m width) and railways. WROAD L-wroad
Narrow road* Paved roads (<5.5 m width) and unpaved roads. NROAD L-nroad
Water place* Rivers, streams, and drains. WATER L-water
Riverbed* Vegetated or dried areas along rivers. RIVER L-river
Occupied building** Buildings that are always occupied by human activity, i.e. dwelling houses, outlets, and schoolhouses. OCPBL L-ocpbl
Vacant building** Buildings that are not always occupied by human activity, i.e. barns, garden sheds, and garages. VCTBL L-vctbl
Farmland*** Meadowlands and croplands. FARM L-farm
Green covered area*** Green covered areas except for riverbeds and farmlands, i.e. urban parks and urban green spaces. GREEN L-green
Blank space*** Remaining areas that do not have any roads, rivers, water, buildings, or vegetation. BLANK L-blank
  1. *Based on definition of numerical information maps.
  2. **Based on definition of numerical information maps and house maps.
  3. ***Extracted from aerial photographs.
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