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  • GIS-based process used to determine the locations of ecotourism sites based on climatic variables.

    Author(s) : Ramazanipour, M.Roshani, M.

    Author Affiliation : Department of Geography, Islamic Azad University, Chalous Branch, Chalous, Iran.

    Journal article : World Applied Sciences Journal 2011 Vol.13 No.9 pp.2027-2031 ref.7

    Abstract : The ecotourismecotourismSubject Category: Activities
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    is based on natural attractiveness, but it has important effects on economic development. The Noshahr-Chalous region is one of the best-known environmental conditions for ecotourism activities. Ecotourism projects would need to identify suitable regions. In this study, the suitability of ecotourist sites has been carried out on the basis of natural and ecological ability and classified into three classes: suitable, semi suitable and unsuitable. Raster and vector data and GIS technique are used for analysis. The GIS data of this research are related to warm seasons. After that analysed by GIS, indeed the suitable, semi suitable and unsuitable sites have been scattered in high, middle and low elevations with regard to tourism ecological model, respectively.

    ISSN : 1818-4952

    URL : http://www.idosi.org/.../10.pdf

    Record Number : 20113325293

    Publisher : IDOSI Publications

    Location of publication : Faisalabad

    Country of publication : Pakistan

    Language of text : English

    Language of summary : English

    Indexing terms for this abstract:

    Descriptor(s) : climateclimateSubject Category: Climate Related
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    , destinationsdestinationsSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , ecotourismecotourismSubject Category: Activities
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    , feasibility studiesfeasibility studiesSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    , geographical information systemsgeographical information systemsSubject Category: Techniques, Methodologies and Equipment
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    Identifier(s) : feasibility, geographic information systems, GIS

    Geographical Location(s) : IraniranSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    Broader term(s) : Developing Countriesdeveloping countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , Middle Eastmiddle eastSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , Threshold Countriesthreshold countriesSubject Category: Miscellaneous
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    , West Asiawest asiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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    , AsiaasiaSubject Category: Geographic Entities
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