Geographical Information System in Eco-Tourism

Geographical Information System in Eco-Tourism

Ishrat Nasreen Wahab (Garden City University, India) and Sachin Soonthodu (Garden City University, India)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5088-4.ch003

Abstract

Interest of the local population is an important consideration for sustainable development of a region. Researchers recently observed in their studies about the benefits the local population get while being involved in eco-tourism. Though many factors are considered to know how locals are benefited by eco-tourism, an interesting factor to be dealt with utmost care and concern is environmental and ecological issues arising out of these growth factors. All the possible technologies of computer application may be used to maximise the end needs of this specialised subject. One such application is GIS (geographical information system), which can be of great help in this concept. The GIS applications are recently used in the management of parks, facilities management, assessment of visual resources, and new areas identification for new tourism development initiatives.
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Objectives Of The Study

  • To understand the concept of Geographic Information System and its relevance in tourism industry

  • To analyse the role of Geographical Information System from Eco-tourism perspective

  • To suggest various measures for effective application of Geographic Information System in Eco-tourism

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