The Feasibility Study on Land Suitability Using GIS Tools

By Nagini Sabbineni, Kiran Mai Cherukuri and Sundari Golamudi.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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In the new era of globalization, the escalating economic activities are putting ever increasing pressure on acquisition of apposite land resources, creating competition and conflicts, in some cases resulting in unproductive or destructive use of land resources. Sustainable land management protrudes out of this situation as a solution to guarantee the protection of ecological processes or reducing biological diversity. GIS provides the toolsets and framework for organizing multi-disciplinary information at all scales of land information system. GIS also provides the collaborative framework for data collection and analysis in order to quantify any remedial actions. Web based GIS solutions helps user/customer to retrieve and submit spatial information any time anywhere in the world. Through the web, users can access GIS, view a smart intelligent active Vector map, and perform relevant queries without even having GIS software installed in the client’s machine. The web maps being published are comparable to the age old maps drawn on sand, in life i.e., short lived and overcomes many disadvantages of those sand maps to the many other more permanent and portable information carriers used. This paper examines one of the techniques that can be used to develop Internet-based GIS application with the aid of Autodesk Map Guide and embedded support of Java Server Pages (JSP) and other HTML publishing engines via Java interfaces accessible via scripting. It is concluded that the Internet based information dissemination helps to gain greater visibility into the assets so as to operate effectively in a more open market, by improving decision making processes. A web GIS development cycle has been proposed and tested through publishing Industrial layout site information.

Keywords: Land Suitability, Internet GIS, Autodesk Map Guide, Web Mapping, GIS Development

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.133-142. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.037MB).

Nagini Sabbineni

Associate Professor, Computer Science, VNR VJIET - J.N.T.University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

MCA, M.Tech (CSE), 12 years of teaching experience, areas of interest-database, programming languages, operating system.

Dr. Kiran Mai Cherukuri

Professor & Head, Computer Science, VNR VJIET - J.N.T.University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Mrs. Kiran Mai, Cherukuri did her graduation in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad. Shedid her Masters in Software Systems from Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani. From 1997 she is working in the Department of Computer Science, VNR VJ Institute of Engineering and Technology, affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. She is a doctorate in Computer science. Her research topic is “Data Mining For Knowledge Discovery and Pattern Delineation from Spatial and Non-Spatial Databases” Currently she is Professor & head of the department. She teaches Microprocessors, Computer Networks, Visual Programming Techniques, Database Management Systems, Data Mining and Warehousing to undergraduate and graduate students of various disciplines. Before joining the teaching profession, she worked 7 years in industry where she was handling software projects in ‘C’, COBOL, Visual Basic and ORACLE. She is a life member of ISTE. Kiran Mai’s research interests include Databases, Data mining, Networks and Human Computer Interaction.

Sundari Golamudi

Student, Computer Science, VNR VJIET - J.N.T.University, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pursuing M.Tech (Software Eng.)

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