Integral land evaluation is based upon the premise that the importance of a land unit for a particular use can be determined by assessing the available land units and their productivities relative to the societal requirements for products and services from the land. A mathematical model specifies land use constraints, and identifies land use options that are feasible under the specified conditions. This modelling approach provides quantitative information on land use flexibility and on the critical importance of certain land areas for specified uses.-from Authors

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Journal Soil Survey & Land Evaluation
Smit, B. (B.), Brklacich, M, Dumanski, J. (J.), Macdonald, K.B. (K. B.), & Miller, M.H. (M. H.). (1986). Integral land evaluation and its application to policy. Soil Survey & Land Evaluation, 6(3), 99–113.