Ecological suitability evaluation for eco-tourism in Qipanshan Area

Jun Ying Li, Yuan Man Hu, Zhi Hua Liu, Miao Liu

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Abstract

Suitability evaluation for eco-tourism is the basis of eco-tourism planning and development. Based on the multi-factors evaluation approach and landscape visual sensitivity analysis, the ecological suitability for eco-tourism in Qipanshan was evaluated using GIS technology. We chose seven factors, including topography, land use, distance to nearest reservoir, distance to nearest roads, landscape visual sensitivity to reservoir, landscape visual sensitivity to rivers and landscape visual sensitivity to attractions. Result of ecological suitability evaluation was classified into five grades: the most suitable area, suitable area, relatively unsuitable area, unsuitable area, and the most unsuitable area. Result indicated that the most suitable and suitable area accounted for 41.7% of the total area, which suggested that the eco-tourism resource in study area is relatively abundant. The study area is suitable for eco-tourism development. 27.0% of the total area was relatively unsuitable area and can be developed as eco-tourism zone. Environment protection should be paid attention while the eco-tourism construction was carried out. The introduction of landscape visual sensitivity to the suitability evaluation enriched the planning theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2010 International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, WISM 2010
Pages112-119
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event2010 International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, WISM 2010 - Sanya, China
Duration: Oct 23 2010Oct 24 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2010 International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, WISM 2010
Volume2

Conference

Conference2010 International Conference on Web Information Systems and Mining, WISM 2010
Country/TerritoryChina
CitySanya
Period10/23/1010/24/10

Keywords

  • eco-tourism
  • landscape visual sensitivity
  • suitability evaluation

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