A GIS Based Sustainable Developement Mapping in Quang Tri, Vietnam

  • Hai. L. T.


A combination of a geographical information system with indicators to monitor sustainable development at provincial level. To establish sustainability maps as an effective tool for planners and decision makers. This study integrates and applies a three-step spatial analysis to monitor sustainable development. At first, spatial maps are produced using MapInfo as common geographical information system software. Second, based on expert’s opinions, a set of sustainable development indicators is developed. In a third step, the IDRISI software is applied to map the indicators in a spatial way. Two sustainability maps of health and environment indicators are calculated. Finally, they are integrated in a sustainable development map of the year 2005. Sustainability and composite sustainable development maps can be established in an efficient way, using these methods. These maps are one of useful tools to support the decision-makers and planners.