|Author(s)||Jones, K. Martin, G Krzanowski, R Palylyk, C Arora, V. Lutz, J. Nikiforuk, L. Fenton, M.M. Stein, R. Huemmert, M. Zhuo, W. Andrews-Smith, S.||Date||1989-04-01|
This project was undertaken for Alberta Tourism by a multi-disciplinary team within the Alberta Research Council to evaluate potential tourism development for the Dinosaur Corridor - Drumheller area. The study area, which extends along the Red Deer River Valley and includes a 0.5 mile adjacent upland buffer, comprises a total area of 47,093 ha (471 sq. km).
Alberta Tourism required that the project include the consideration of physical land conditions that might limit tourism development and that the assembled map information and its evaluation (modelling) incorporate the use of a geographic information system. Having the information in a digital form, provides planning staff with a greater flexibility for information display, querying, reporting and spatial analysis.
All relevant land information for the study area was acquired, prepared, and entered into a geographic information system through the import of digital base map files, the digitization of various point, line and polygon themes and the creation of associated attribute data bases (tables).
The interpretive models developed for the project were based solely on potential limitations to tourism development imposed by limiting physical land conditions using primarily existing data sources together with some supplementary air photo- interpretation. Potential tourism development was assessed in terms of the following activities:
Two related interpretive models were also prepared for:
"Other" land information, relevant to the total assessment of potential tourism development, has been entered into the geographic information system for immediate future reference. It includes:
Land information obtained, compiled and drafted, but not entered into the geographic information system includes:
Due to the necessary time restrictions for this project, the "other" land information was not incorporated into the interpretive models. These themes were presented in the form of individual or composite GIS resource themes plotted onto transparent mylar and suitable for visual overlay evaluations relative to limitations imposed by physical land features.
This report contains a description of the project methodology along with schema for the databases used to collect the project data.
Jones, K., Marting, G., Krzanowski, R., Palylyk, C, Arora, V, Lutz, J., Nikiforuk, L., Fenton, M.M., Stein, R., Huemmert, M., Zhuo, W. and Andrews-Smith, S. (1989): Dinosaur corridor mapping project - Drumheller, potential tourism development; Alberta Research Council, ARC/AGS Open File Report 1991-12, 123 p.