Giscience in the Mountain Geography

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  • Krishna Poudel Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v27i1-2.26390

Keywords:

Mountain Geography, GIscinece, Verticality and variation, Geo Information

Abstract

Mountains have distinct geography and are dynamic in nature compared to the plains. 'Verticality' and 'variation' are two fundamental specificities of the mountain geography. They possess distinct temporal and spatial characteristics in a unique socio-cultural setting. There is an ever increasing need for spatial and temporal data for planning and management activities; and Geo Information (GI) Science (including Geographic Information and Earth Observation Systems). This is being recognized more and more as a common platform for integrating spatial data with social, economic and environmental data and information from different sources.

This paper investigates the applicability and challenges of GISscience in the context of mountain geography with ample evidences and observations from the mountain specific publications, empirical research findings and reports. The contextual explanation of mountain geography, mountain specific problems, scientific concerns about the mountain geography, advances in GIScience, the role of GIScience for sustainable development, challenges on application of GIScience in the contexts of mountains are the points of discussion. Finally, conclusion has been made with some specific action oriented recommendations.

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Author Biography

Krishna Poudel, Central Department of Education, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu

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Published

2010-12-30

How to Cite

Poudel, K. (2010). Giscience in the Mountain Geography. Tribhuvan University Journal, 27(1-2), 81–90. https://doi.org/10.3126/tuj.v27i1-2.26390

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