The Role of GIS in Post-War Reconstruction of Historic Cities in Lebanon
Track: State and Local Government
Author(s): Dima Jawad
This paper will present the implementation of the geographical information system (GIS) in the historical City of Old Saida in Lebanon. This was a vital undertaking that entailed the collaboration of various public and private factions in a country that is going through a crucial recovery era from a long destructive war. The implemented GIS is intended to serve as groundwork for the future project of Old Saida Revitalization. The paper will explain the design of the GIS, the difficulties encountered in information gathering; and the steps of data integration for different objectives such as rebuilding the infrastructure, historical renovation, development, and reconstruction; It will discuss the process of employing the GIS/ArcView tools and developed scripts to attain the required design and present a sample of different analysis results from the GIS implementation.
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