|- Case studies on GIS Application on sustainable Development and cultural Heritage Preservation in World Heritage Sites in Asia 960 kb
|by Yamaguchi, Shinobu Yume & Leong, Ceelia & Takada, Jun-ichi | firstname.lastname@example.org
|GIS has become a popular technology as a tool to help decision making in sustainable development heritage preservation. The analysis of case studies of heritage sites in Asia will focus on factors leading to a successful implementation of GIS.
|1990s in Asia experienced an increasing number of inscription of world heritage sites. In managing heritage site development, Geographical Information System, GIS has become a popular technology as a tool to help decision making in sustainable development and preserving cultural heritage. Although a useful tool, it was often the case that introduction of GIS technology missed sustainable dimension of its usage. As a result, many GIS projects were abandoned due to high costs and lack of local human resources. Analysis of case studies on world heritage sites and urban cities in Asia focuses on its success and failure in sustainable GIS, and thus to identify the important factors of practical GIS implementation. The case studies include AngKor Watt (Cambodia), Hue (Vietnam), Champasak (Lao PDR), Sukothai and Bangkok (Thailand), and Municipal of Byass (Nepal). Common factors revealed to be important to successful GIS introduction are need for awareness and management support, appropriate data availability, standardization of data, trained local human resources, integration of GIS into development and management policy, and vendor support. Lessons from the case studies highlights that implementation of good policies from central government is not sufficient to ensure a good system unless solid needs assessments with bottom up approach is undertaken. The paper also covers on-going local project in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, in its effort of introduction appropriate types of GIS technology to assist in regional development of heritage site. Initial comparison study between Free and open source software (FOSS) and commercial software of GIS will be introduced as well.
|GIS, cultural heritage site
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