Building_intensity: A floating-point value between 0 and 1. This is calculated by dividing the floor area by the land area. But in my case, the values are always over than 1 due to high density and multiple floors. So how to base this standardisation into values of 0-1? Any scientific reference or maths someone can suggest?
This is admittedly a little bit confusing. The full description in the User’s Guide says,
“A floating-point value between 0 and 1. This is calculated by dividing the floor area by the land area, standardized between 0 and 1.”
The last part, “standardized between 0 and 1” is key. Standardizing (or perhaps it should read “normalizing”) could mean taking all the values of (floor area / land area) and then dividing each one by the maximum.
(floor area / land area) values:
[0, 1, 3, 5, 10, 20]
after each is divided by the maximum (20):
[0.0, 0.05, 0.15, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0 ]