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 Research Proposal  Analysisof land use pattern for tourism management using GIS    Peiris W.

M.S.K.140445FSupervisor: Mr.

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Pushpakumara       12thJanuary, 2018 Department of Civil EngineeringFaculty of EngineeringUNIVERSITY OF MORATUWA -SRI LANKATABLEOF CONTENTIntroduction. 2Problem Statement. 3Significance of theresearch. 3Scope of the study.

4Aims and Objectives. 4Methodology. 4Time schedule/work plan. 5Budget/Estimated cost.

5References. 6                        Introduction   One of the most usefulapplications of GIS in planning and management sector can be considered asanalysis of land use suitability. The well-defined land use suitabilityanalysis will identify the most appropriate spatial pattern for future landuses based on specific requirements, preferences or predictors of activities.

The GIS-based land useanalysis has been applied in a variety of situations, including ecologicalapproaches for determining land use for plant and animal species, geologicalsuitability, land use for agricultural activities, landscape assessment,selection of the best site for public and private sector organizations, land useplanning etc. This research focuses on the analysis of the relevance of landuse, as applied in tourism management. 1Land use patternsin tourism development and planning are becoming increasingly complex asorganizations and communities have to accept competing economic, social andenvironmental demands for sustainable development. Geographical InformationSystems (GIS) can be considered as providing a toolbox with broad applicationtechniques and technologies for achieving sustainable tourism management. Impactassessment and simulation are increasingly important in tourism development,and GIS can play a role in auditing environmental conditions, examining therelevance of sites for proposed developments, identifying conflicts of Interestand Modeling Relationships The systematic assessment of environmental impact isoften hampered by information deficiencies, but also by tools for integration,manipulation, visualization and analysis of data. GIS seems particularly suitedto this task.

This research examines the land use patterns for tourismmanagement using GIS and its integration with the principles of sustainable developmentin Sri Lanka.            Problem Statement  Access to land ora place is a primary requirement for tourism management. Land is needed fortourism infrastructure and facilities, and for tourism-associated businessesand services. So if there are not enough public lands for tourism we should have aproper land use management system to develop tourism industry in Srilanka.  When considering about the relation betweentourism management issues about land use and GIS application followings can bemainly identified to be managed.

 v Tourist attracted areas in srilanka.v Visitor flow management (to identify principal tourist activitieswithin a destination or among destinations).v Facility inventory and resources use (to identify issues of environmentaljustice, to identify conflicts, complementary land uses, tourist activities,natural resources).v Assessing impacts of tourism development (to demonstrate tourismimpacts on its surrounding).   Significance of the research  There are lots ofcases where GIS has been used to bring significant value in tourism land use planning.The following cases have been selected in order to (a) emphasis remotelocalities or situations where tourism development is only at the considerationstage and (b) where issues of land uses are on the planning stage at themoment. The significantvalue of GIS technology therefore, is in its ability to provide desk-topmapping through the graphical display and manipulation of data in order toidentify patterns or relationships based on particular criteria. In this wayenhanced (value-added) information becomes available for further analysis or toassist in a decision-making process.

So the main purpose of this research is tofind proper land use patterns for Srilankan tourism industry from GIS functionsby covering all tourism destinations. 2   Scope of the study  Tourismdestinations are usually characterized by three different land features:points, lines and polygons. vPoints – Individual touristattractions (e.

g. historical buildings, museums)vLines – Coastal beaches vPolygons – Natural parks Theresearch will be limited to a certain destinations in Sri Lanka.   Aims and Objectives  v Define land use patterns for tourismmanagement in Sri Lanka.

v Identify the Tourism destinations.v Develop a framework to evaluatethe proper land use systems for each categories for tourism management.    Methodology  v Carry out a complete literaturesurvey to gain an idea about land use patterns for tourism management.v Identify organizations related totourism industry in Sri Lanka and obtain available required data.v With obtained data, define mostsuitable land use patterns for tourism management for Si Lanka.v Collect GIS informationabout tourist trade, natural and socio-historical-cultural potentials, whichbelong to group of primary potentials and secondary potentials containingaccommodation, food culture and v Carry out field visits to selected areas for gather informationabout land uses in tourism industry.v Carry out discussions and sociological questionnaire survey amongstakeholders in relevant destinations.

v Analyze the data collected.v Identify parameters to selectappropriate land use pattern for each destinations.v Develop a platform to use these landuse patterns in tourism management in Sri Lanka. 3     Time schedule/work plan         Budget/Estimated cost                References 1 J.

M. Michaela Antoušková, “USE OF GIS TO STUDY TOURISM BURDEN”. 2 P. Safran, “Understanding Land Issues and Their Impact,” Creative Commons Attribution, Pohnpei, september 2015. 3 D.

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Jacek Malczewski, “GIS-based land-use suitability analysis: a critical,” ELSEVIER, p. 63, 2004. 4 Jeffery S. Allen, Kang Shou Lu and Thomas D. Potts , “A GIS-BASED ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION OF LAND-USE CHANGE,” Clemson University , U.S.

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Mcadam, “The Value and Scope of Geographical Information,” Journal of Sustainable Tourism, pp. 77-92, 2010.                                                                                                                                         


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