Benefits of GIS in urban planning: Investigating the squatter settlements in Eskişehir, Turkey


GIM International, vol.19, no.2, pp.51-53, 2005 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: GIM International
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-53
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Traditional methods of information management are hard to use in the planning process of problematic urban areas such as squatter settlements. GIS provides the capability for dynamic query and analysis, display of information and a more understandable representation. By introducing GIS, the authors analyse the social and infrastructure possibilities of the squatter settlements in Eskişehir Municipality. They determine areas with inadequate public services and infrastructure, and provide basic solutions.