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GIS-implementation in Sri Lanka (part 1) , GIS-applications in Hambantota district Sri Lanka : a case study (part 2), GIS in socio-economic planning : a case study (part 3)

Almqvist, Jonas and Fergéus, Jenny (2001) In Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Abstract (Swedish)
Detta är ett examensarbete i tre delar. Del I behandlar GIS-implementation i Sri Lanka, i Del II
visas GIS-applikationer rörande turism i Hambantota, ett av 25 distrikt i Sri Lanka. Del III
anlyserar användning av GIS i socioekonomisk planering med utgångspunkt från fem
doktorander i Sri Lanka. Arbetet utfördes huvudsakligen inom ramarna för ett Minor Field
Study (MFS) finansierat av svenska Sida.
Syftet med del I var att introducera GIS i ett projekt rörande regional utveckling, med fokus på
distrikten Gampaha och Hambantota. Projektet drivs i samarbete mellan Sida och Kelaniya
Universitet i Sri Lanka. Genom föreläsningar och övningar introducerades GIS för doktorander
knutna till projektet. Vi initierade en databas och... (More)
Detta är ett examensarbete i tre delar. Del I behandlar GIS-implementation i Sri Lanka, i Del II
visas GIS-applikationer rörande turism i Hambantota, ett av 25 distrikt i Sri Lanka. Del III
anlyserar användning av GIS i socioekonomisk planering med utgångspunkt från fem
doktorander i Sri Lanka. Arbetet utfördes huvudsakligen inom ramarna för ett Minor Field
Study (MFS) finansierat av svenska Sida.
Syftet med del I var att introducera GIS i ett projekt rörande regional utveckling, med fokus på
distrikten Gampaha och Hambantota. Projektet drivs i samarbete mellan Sida och Kelaniya
Universitet i Sri Lanka. Genom föreläsningar och övningar introducerades GIS för doktorander
knutna till projektet. Vi initierade en databas och producerade kartor som visualiserade
kvantitativa data rörande projektet.
Under de två månaderna vi vistades i Sri Lanka genomfördes även två fallstudier (del II och del
III). I Del II genomfördes intervjuer i syfte att undersöka potential och inställning till turism i
Hambantota. En metod kallad nätverksanalys användes för att visualisera resultatet av
intervjuerna. I Del III undersöks möjligheten att använda GIS i socioekonomisk planering.
Arbetet omfattar fallstudier av sex doktoranders arbeten, knutna till huvudprojektet på Sri
Lanka. (Less)
Abstract
During the summer of 1999, we participated in a Sida-founded project regarding Regional
Development in Sri Lanka (referred to as the Main Project). Our part was conducted as a
Minor Field Study. The outcome is presented in three parts. The overall objective of the Main
Project is to investigate if the strategies for regional development have been successful. Using
GIS in the Main Project may simplify the performance. Our part of the Main Project was to
implement GIS through educating the Ph.D. students participating in the Main Project. This
was achieved by holding lectures and exercises. We also initiated a database with data
concerning the Main Project and produced maps that visualised quantitative data concerning
the Main... (More)
During the summer of 1999, we participated in a Sida-founded project regarding Regional
Development in Sri Lanka (referred to as the Main Project). Our part was conducted as a
Minor Field Study. The outcome is presented in three parts. The overall objective of the Main
Project is to investigate if the strategies for regional development have been successful. Using
GIS in the Main Project may simplify the performance. Our part of the Main Project was to
implement GIS through educating the Ph.D. students participating in the Main Project. This
was achieved by holding lectures and exercises. We also initiated a database with data
concerning the Main Project and produced maps that visualised quantitative data concerning
the Main Project. This is presented as Part I.
Part II is a case study based on interviews in Hambantota District. The objective was to
examine attitudes to and the potential of tourism in the district. The results were visualized
using network analyses. Since tourism is an expanding sector of Sri Lankan economy
impacting regional development, tourism is of interest for the Main Project.
Part III focus on the possibilities and hindrances to use GIS in socio-economic planning. This is
achieved by using the Ph.D. students’ researches as examples. The reason for this is that the
Ph.D. students will perform much of the research within the Main Project. Furthermore this
case study looks into the attitudes towards GIS among the Ph.D. students. (Less)
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author
Almqvist, Jonas and Fergéus, Jenny
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
pedology, geomorphology, physical geography, developing countries, network analysis, geographic information systems, cartography, climatology, naturgeografi, geomorfologi, marklära, kartografi, klimatologi
publication/series
Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser
report number
82
funder
SIDA, Minor Field Study programme (MFS)
language
English
additional info
Prof. Karunanayake at the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
id
1332930
date added to LUP
2005-10-26
date last changed
2011-11-30 15:57:20
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  abstract     = {During the summer of 1999, we participated in a Sida-founded project regarding Regional
Development in Sri Lanka (referred to as the Main Project). Our part was conducted as a
Minor Field Study. The outcome is presented in three parts. The overall objective of the Main
Project is to investigate if the strategies for regional development have been successful. Using
GIS in the Main Project may simplify the performance. Our part of the Main Project was to
implement GIS through educating the Ph.D. students participating in the Main Project. This
was achieved by holding lectures and exercises. We also initiated a database with data
concerning the Main Project and produced maps that visualised quantitative data concerning
the Main Project. This is presented as Part I.
Part II is a case study based on interviews in Hambantota District. The objective was to
examine attitudes to and the potential of tourism in the district. The results were visualized
using network analyses. Since tourism is an expanding sector of Sri Lankan economy
impacting regional development, tourism is of interest for the Main Project.
Part III focus on the possibilities and hindrances to use GIS in socio-economic planning. This is
achieved by using the Ph.D. students’ researches as examples. The reason for this is that the
Ph.D. students will perform much of the research within the Main Project. Furthermore this
case study looks into the attitudes towards GIS among the Ph.D. students.},
  author       = {Almqvist, Jonas and Fergéus, Jenny},
  keyword      = {pedology,geomorphology,physical geography,developing countries,network analysis,geographic information systems,cartography,climatology,naturgeografi,geomorfologi,marklära,kartografi,klimatologi},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {Lunds universitets Naturgeografiska institution - Seminarieuppsatser},
  title        = {GIS-implementation in Sri Lanka (part 1) , GIS-applications in Hambantota district Sri Lanka : a case study (part 2), GIS in socio-economic planning : a case study (part 3)},
  year         = {2001},
}