Geographical information systems application for tourism sustainable development

Journal «Language & Science» UTMN.


№1 2012. 11.00.00 ГЕОГРАФИЧЕСКИЕ НАУКИ

Geographical information systems application for tourism sustainable development

About the authors:

Los M.A. , Tyumen State University, Department of Physical geography and ecology, Postgraduate student

Fomina E.V., Tyumen State University, associate professor, Department of foreign languages and intercultural professional communication


Application of geographical information systems (GIS) is very important for the sustainable development in all directions of human activity including tourism. GIS help to solve important problems such as planning and management in order to optimize and develop the tourism industry.


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