The challenge of applying Geographic Information Systems to Sustainable Mountain Development

Heinimann, Andreas; Breu, Thomas Michael; Kohler, Thomas (2004). The challenge of applying Geographic Information Systems to Sustainable Mountain Development. Mountain Research and Development, 23(4), pp. 312-319. International Mountain Society

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In recent years, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have increasingly been used in a wide array of application contexts for development cooperation in lowlands and mountain areas. When used for planning, implementation, and monitoring, GIS is a versatile and highly efficient tool, particularly in mountain areas characterized by great spatial diversity and inaccessibility. However, the establishment and application of GIS in mountain regions generally presents considerable technical challenges. Moreover, it is necessary to address specific institutional and organizational issues regarding implementation.

Item Type: Journal Article (Original Article)
Division/Institute: 10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)
UniBE Contributor: Heinimann, Andreas; Breu, Thomas Michael and Kohler, Thomas
ISSN: 0276-4741
Publisher: International Mountain Society
Language: English
Submitter: Melissa Hofstetter
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2015 10:52
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 10:52
BORIS DOI: 10.7892/boris.72621
URI: http://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/72621

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