The application of relatively inexpensive GIS - techniques for monitoring and planning of urban development in developing countries: Manzese, a squatter settlement in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

R. V. Sliuzas, R. Van Vugt

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This paper will show that the combination of aerial photography as a source of up-to-date housing - and environmental data, with GIS-techniques for data-processing, analysis and planning has the potential for improving the ability of planners to monitor the changes occurring throughout the city and to respond quickly to planning problems with a better understanding of the issues at hand. Another constraint in developing countries is the availability of money: the envisaged data-acquisition and processing-method has to be inexpensive. The rapid and inexpensive data-acquisition and - processing-method will be elaborated on by experiences obtained from applying GIS to monitor and plan future development of the Manzese squatter area in Dar es Salam, Tanzania. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1988
EventGIS/LIS '88: GIS - LIS '88 accessing the world : 3rd annual international conference, exhibits and workshops : November 30 - December 2 1988, San Antonio, U.S.A. : Vol. 1 + 2 - San Antonio, United States
Duration: 30 Nov 19882 Dec 1988
Conference number: 3rd


ConferenceGIS/LIS '88
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio

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