Mapping Central and Marginal Areas - Main Users / Purpose

files/images_static/user.jpg Regional planners and decision makers, Development Institutions and Projects.

The elaboration of maps on central and marginal areas is a relevant tool for the following purposes:

  • Obtain spatial information where merely basic maps are available;
  • Identifiy local demands for infrastucture;
  • Increase awareness of cost distances within a selected region;
  • Incorporate the population density into the modelling of demand and supply;
  • Increase transparency in planning for solving sophisticated questions by modeling with Geographic Information Systems (GIS);
  • Merge various sources of information into one model;

The method can be applied in various sectors of analysis, management and planning, for example:

  • regional planning,
  • land use planning,
  • buffer zone managment,
  • environmental impact assessment,
  • fuelwood-demand analysis,
  • public health analysis, etc.


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