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Geospatial and socio-spatial mapping for landscape resource planning and cultural heritage preservation in Malaysia

Nizarudin, Norhanis Diyana and Zakariya, Khalilah and Ibrahim, Putri Haryati and Md Jani, Haza Hanurhaza and Abu Bakar, Aniza and Tukiman, Izawati and Mohd. Hussain, Mohd. Ramzi and Baharuddin, Zainul Mukrim (2023) Geospatial and socio-spatial mapping for landscape resource planning and cultural heritage preservation in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Local Wisdom of the Malay Archipelago (COLLEGA 2023), 11-13 November 2023, Prince of Songkla University.

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Rapid pace of urbanisation has brought forth a pressing concern – the potential attrition of landscape resources and cultural heritage attributes that define the nation's identity. Proper planning strategies for future development and preservation of the sites are pivotal to be observed for the longevity of the national landscape assets. In response, this study unveils the transformative potential of geospatial and socio-spatial mapping as dynamic solutions for preserving local landscape resources and cultural heritage attributes information for a better-informed decision-making. This study combines a multifaceted methodology through GIS-based mapping and cultural mapping to comprehensively map and document natural, cultural, and social attributes across five selected towns in Peninsular Malaysia. The mapping outputs are then scored by using overlay analysis, suitability analysis, and content analysis to evaluate the spatial-based conditions of the landscape resources and cultural heritage assets in the studied areas. The study revealed that both spatial mapping approaches yield detailed spatial maps that help to visualise the evaluation of site potentials and threats towards achieving balanced socio-environmental planning. Through the fusion of geospatial and socio-spatial mapping, an effective strategy arises to systematically safeguard landscape resources and cultural heritage amidst modernisation, facilitating wellinformed decisions for future sustainable development.

Item Type: Proceeding Paper (Plenary Papers)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences > GE196 Sustainable living
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Norhanis Diyana Nizarudin
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2024 09:11
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2024 09:48
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/109953

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