ابحاث الزملاء والزميلات

من مشاركات الزملاء والزميلات من الجغرافيين والجغرافيات التي تخدم الباحثين والباحثات
Geospatial based multi-criteria analysis for ecotourism land suitability using GIS & AHP: a case study of Masirah Island, Oman
 
الاستاذ: د. سالم بن محمد الحتروشي

الوصف الكامل
Oman is characterized by potential diverse landscapes that attract
tourists from various countries and regions. In addition, several
spatial environments such as plains, mountains, deserts, oases,
safaris, islands, and attractive coasts are found across the country,
providing prosperous tourism industry features. This research aims
to spatially assess land suitability for ecotourism activities in
Masirah Island, utilizing the Analytic Hierarchical Process (AHP)
method. Thirteen criteria were identified to evaluate suitability of
sites for ecotourism activities based on literature review, local
knowledge, and field work. The findings revealed 37.39 km2
(5.96%) as highly suitable, 288.84 km2 (46%) as moderately
suitable, and 294.46 km2 (47%) as minimally suitable for
sustainable ecotourism development across the island.
Governmental policymakers and planners can use the outputs of
this study as a basis for evaluating the suitability of natural
resources for ecotourism development.

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