Pond and wetland analysuis using GIS

The analysis of landscape changing on wetlands using GIS and attitude survey of wetland preservation for local people were carried out in 2015. The wetlands included in heritage protected area, are zoned by Natural and Landscape Zone (Zpp-N). The wetlands have important functions such as flood prevention and water retention. However, it was found out that the total loss of the wetlands in Lao P.D.R. was estimated to be approximately 30 % from the original state, nevertheless the value of them as part of nature has been internationally recognized. Given this situation, the changing condition of wetlands between 2001 and 2015 was visualized and analyzed using GIS. After that, the attitude survey with the aim to explore people’s attitude toward wetlands preservation was conducted. The landscape analysis revealed that the green space composed of wetlands and forests had decreased between 2001 and 2014 while building zone had constantly increased. The attitude survey identified that people are highly concerned about costs of wetlands while they recognize the value of ponds and wetlands.

Comparison of land cover types
Comparison of land cover types

Thesis Downloads

  1. Master thesis on pond and wetland anlaysis (March 2016)
  2. Master thesis presentation on pond and wetland analysis (March 2016)
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