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Integrating tourism and environmental knowledge in space and time: Challenges for GIS and sustainable management in the Top End of Australia

Tremblay, Pascal (2004). Integrating tourism and environmental knowledge in space and time: Challenges for GIS and sustainable management in the Top End of Australia. In: Cooper, Chris Conference of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE 2004), Brisbane, Qld., 10-13 February 2004.

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Author Tremblay, Pascal
Title Integrating tourism and environmental knowledge in space and time: Challenges for GIS and sustainable management in the Top End of Australia
Conference Name Conference of the Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE 2004)
Conference Location Brisbane, Qld.
Conference Dates 10-13 February 2004
Conference Publication Title Cauthe 2004: Creating Tourism Knowledge
Editor Cooper, Chris
Place of Publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publisher Common Ground Publishing
Publication Year 2004
ISBN 1-864997-58-3   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 814
End Page 829
Total Pages 16
Field of Research 1506 - Tourism
HERDC Category E1 - Conference Publication (DEST)
Abstract This paper reports the preliminary results, challenges and difficulties encountered in attempting to integrate tourism and ecological data in a Geographic Information System (GIS). Such systems are considered for planning purpose in the Top End of Australia where wildlife-viewing is known to constitute a primary travel motive (Kakadu National Park 2002; Tremblay 2002, 2003). The paper examines how such difficulties have been dealt with in the ecological and recreation literatures and suggests that few attempts to connect spatially ecological impacts with tourists preferences can be found for a number of operational and conceptual reasons discussed in detail. The paper only describes the methodology applied in the Top End project and presents a few preliminary results for the sake of addressing the major difficulties and limitations associated with this type of endeavour. It concludes by suggesting ways forward to advance knowledge integration in the context of wildlife resources and tourism planning.
 
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