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Investigating the applicability of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to rural development planning in Kenya

Mwasi, Benjamin Njore

Titre : Investigating the applicability of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to rural development planning in Kenya.

Auteur : Mwasi, Benjamin Njore

Université de soutenance : Carleton University

Grade : Master of Arts (M.A.) 1990

Résumé
The study looks into the applicability and the suitability of GIS technology to integrated spatial planning as a means of facilitating rural development in Kenya. The objectives of rural development are identified and various strategies for achieving them discussed. The study emphasises the need for developing integrated systems of settlements as one of the prerequisites for rapid rural development. Data requirements for decentralized rural planning are identified and a framework for developing an appropriate database suggested. Possible GIS analyses relevant to the subject are discussed and examples given using spans software. The study concludes that rural development planning is a complex problem which can greatly benefit from the integration and analysis features of GIS technology. However for these benefits to be exploited effectively, a comprehensive database must be established and a multi-disciplinary planning team is required.

Sujets : Geographic information systems ; Remote sensing ; Rural development ;

Présentation (BAC)

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