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Volume 6, Issue 5-1, October 2017, Page: 93-110
Spatial Analysis Used in Baseline Study for the Preparation of Management Plan of Kazbegi Protected Areas
Tamar Bakuradze, GIS and Remote Sensing Consulting Center “GeoGraphic”, Tbilisi, Georgia
Andrei Kandaurov, Institute of Zoology, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Marine Mosulishvili, Institute of Botanic, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
Dali Nikolaishvili, Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Tbilisi, Georgia
Mamuka Gvilava, GIS and Remote Sensing Consulting Center “GeoGraphic”, Tbilisi, Georgia
Sophiko Kenkebashvili, GIS and Remote Sensing Consulting Center “GeoGraphic”, Tbilisi, Georgia
Received: Aug. 4, 2017;       Accepted: Aug. 7, 2017;       Published: Aug. 23, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.24      View  2173      Downloads  157
Abstract
Collected data were separated in three generalized subsystem: environment (its main elements: air, land and water) as an Abiotic subsystems; flora and fauna, as the elements of a Biotic subsystem and Cultural environment, as a third subsystem, with its historical-cultural heritage and existing infrastructure. Interpretation and evaluation of the data were made for each component (Abiotic, Biotic and Cultural) through the use of criteria of significance and description of constraints (limiting factors) which were elaborated under the project SPPA/CS/2015-5/RE1. In parallel with the studies, the structure of GIS geodatabase for the protected area was created, which consists of both base map features – GIS layers, and thematic part. The base map scale is 1:25k, the scale of thematic maps is 1:50k. Based on the study results, the recommendations were developed: on the issues of the protected area category relevance, internal zoning, use of natural resources, biodiversity protection and monitoring. These recommendations will assist in the management plan preparation process, in order to accurately define the objectives of protected area and to properly design the work of the management and staff of the protected area.
Keywords
Protected Areas, Functional-Territorial Planning of Protected Areas, Zoning, Zone, ABC Method, Abiotic, Biotic, Cultural Subsystems, Spatial Analysis, GIS Model
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Tamar Bakuradze, Andrei Kandaurov, Marine Mosulishvili, Dali Nikolaishvili, Mamuka Gvilava, Sophiko Kenkebashvili, Spatial Analysis Used in Baseline Study for the Preparation of Management Plan of Kazbegi Protected Areas, Earth Sciences. Special Issue: New Challenge for Geography: Landscape Dimensions of Sustainable Development. Vol. 6, No. 5-1, 2017, pp. 93-110. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.s.2017060501.24
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