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The application of Geographical Information System in managing coastal areas in Selangor

Paiman, Tuminah and Asmawi, M. Zainora (2017) The application of Geographical Information System in managing coastal areas in Selangor. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 978-967-418-541-1

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Abstract

Globally, coastlines are undergoing rapid development and firm management policies have to be established. However, for any shore management to be effective, the policies need to be based on informed decision-making. Geographical Information System (GIS) encourages the development and use of standards for coastal data definition, as well as collection and storage, which promote the compatibility of data and processing techniques between projects and departments, as well as ensuring the consistency of approach at any one site over time. The purpose of this research is to gather perceptions from the government agencies that have used GIS in managing coastal areas in Selangor. Two main divisions of coastal change analysis may be recognized: monitoring and simulation modelling. GIS modelling and the simulation of coastal phenomena are extremely valuable techniques for assessing the effectiveness and likely impacts of such intervention. Thus, a well-designed coastal area information system could be a significant decision support tool to aid the development of integrated and sustainable coastal resource management strategies. The aim of the research is to assess the implementation of GIS by government agencies on coastal management initiatives in Selangor. The objectives of the research are to identify the present affiliation between coastal management and GIS at government agencies in Selangor coastal districts, to study the application of GIS and related spatial information technologies to local government staff and officials, to aid the agencies in moving towards sustainable management of the coastal area in Selangor and to make recommendations to decision makers, planners and the general public that can be used to strengthen environmental policy and guide management decisions in the coastal areas of Selangor. Therefore, 83 samples have been obtained from government officers involved in coastal planning and management and GIS from selected offices throughout Selangor for further analysis by using Kruskal-Wallis test. Additionally, findings from semi-structured interviews evaluate the coastal management issues were obtained from relevant authorities. The research has found that there is a positive relationship between coastal management and GIS in Selangor and the government agencies have actively used GIS as part of the coastal management. The following recommendations are made: elevating the usage of coastal management and GIS application; strengthening coastal management and GIS executing power; and authorizing the relationship between coastal management and GIS.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 3126/63844 Call no: fp G 70.212 M4 T925A 2017 (11100406441)
Uncontrolled Keywords: GIS, coastal areas, government agencies, Selangor
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA2542.35 Environmental aspect of architecture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Dr MZainora Asmawi
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2019 16:24
Last Modified: 08 May 2019 07:53
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63844

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