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1 November 2003 The Challenge of Applying Geographic Information Systems to Sustainable Mountain Development
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In recent years, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have increasingly been used in a wide array of application contexts for development cooperation in lowlands and mountain areas. When used for planning, implementation, and monitoring, GIS is a versatile and highly efficient tool, particularly in mountain areas characterized by great spatial diversity and inaccessibility. However, the establishment and application of GIS in mountain regions generally presents considerable technical challenges. Moreover, it is necessary to address specific institutional and organizational issues regarding implementation.

Andreas Heinimann, Thomas Breu, and Thomas Kohler "The Challenge of Applying Geographic Information Systems to Sustainable Mountain Development," Mountain Research and Development 23(4), 312-319, (1 November 2003). https://doi.org/10.1659/0276-4741(2003)023[0312:TCOAGI]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 November 2003
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