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GeoRes 2012, 27(3): 135-150 Back to browse issues page
Analysis of Appropriate Zones for Ecotourism Development in Zanjan Province Using GIS
Abolghasem Amir Amadi *1, Hassan Mozaffari
1- Tarbiat Moalem Univercity, Sabzevar , AmirAhmadi@sttu.ac.ir
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Geographical position، topographic conditions and climatic variety have caused the ‎province of Zanjan to be known as the province of Four Seasons. Its unique ‎ecological conditions، forest and pasture coverage، numerous water resources، ‎wildlife، several hunting zones، protected areas، caves، waterfalls، springs and tens of ‎other beautiful unique landscapes have caused this province to become one of the ‎two tourist poles in Northwest of the country. In this study، by using geographic ‎information system، we have studied appropriate areas of potential ecotourism ‎activities such as mountaineering، hiking، winter sports and skiing، water sports and ‎fishing، nature therapy and ecotourism. Therefore، required layers of information ‎were prepared including maps of the altitudes levels، slope، slope aspect، water levels ‎and rivers، mineral springs and vegetation. Then، by combining and overlapping ‎information layers in GIS environment using Boolean Models and AHP، appropriate ‎zones for ecotourism development in Zanjan were specified. This study shows that ‎over 30 percent of the province area has the potential for various ecotourism ‎activities.‎
Keywords: Ecotourism, Zanjan, Zoning, GIS
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2018/07/31 | Accepted: 2018/07/31 | Published: 2018/07/31
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Amir Amadi A, Mozaffari H. Analysis of Appropriate Zones for Ecotourism Development in Zanjan Province Using GIS . GeoRes. 2012; 27 (3) :135-150
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