Delicate touches of geomatics on the earth


GIM International, vol.29, no.2, pp.11, 2015 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Name: GIM International
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.11
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


GIS pioneers have put forward the theory of using GIS as a tool for reapplying geodesign. Geodesign brings together science, design and technology. It bridges the gaps between planners, citizens and decision-makers, and helps create alternative scenarios for the future based on design and planning solutions. While this is not a new practice, geodesign is now being seen as a solution to 'heal the world? and will probably start a new movement for modern physical planning and design. Technology can make a difference; it can change our destiny. A geodesign approach can help us utilize renewable energy resources more efficiently, tackle climate change problems, determine suitable land for various uses and minimize the effects of disasters. Thus, man is not threatened by nature nor is nature threatened by man. Understanding the geography and knowing its characteristics, advantages, shortfalls and risks makes it easier to develop and compare design alternatives.