Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Evaluation of Geological Heritage: Aesthetic Value

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_661

This is related to evaluating the beauty and asthetic quality of geological heritage and also, the asthetics of geological heritage is hinging on the aesthetic experience of the viewers; as well as relating to the neurophysiological and psychological reaction of the humans. The value is subjective and can vary among different people. It is difficult to have consistent standards for evaluating the value (or aesthetic sensitivity). The evaluation elements of the aesthetic value of natural landscape, such as geological heritage, include the landscape morphology, texture, colour and structure. The evaluation results can be qualitatively divided into four levels: extremely beautiful, beautiful, moderately beautiful and common.

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