Development of GIS Tool for Dasymetric Mapping

  • Lwin, K. K., K. K.,


Advantages of dasymetric map over traditional choropleth map have been well documented in many cartographic journals. Dasymetric uses ancillary dataset to create smaller geographical unit of population. In fact, the smaller geographical unit of population data is required for effective disaster management, emergence preparedness, retail market competition, health and disease studies, crime analysis and other population data analysis at micro-scale level. In this paper, we discuss new dasymetric mapping technique based on GIS estimated building population which was computed from building footprints, census tract and LIDAR derived Digital Volume Model DVM.