Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 390

Table of Content: 4 September, 2011; 4(9)

September 2011

How developing countries can derive value from the principles and practice of geodemographics, and provide fresh solutions to millennium development challenges

  Geodemographic segmentation systems are area classifications that use multi-criteria and geo-statistical analytics to group places and people into clusters of similarity. The benefits of these geocomputation techniques have been largely embraced by countries in the developed world where the origins of geodemographics lie. In spite of identified value of segmentation techniques for driving efficacy in policy...

Author(s):   Adegbola OJO and Patrick Oseloka EZEPUE  

September 2011

An assessment of the level of awareness of the effects of climate change among students of tertiary institutions in Jalingo Metropolis, Taraba State Nigeria

  Climate change has become one of the major global challenges of the 21st century. It has been observed that the developing countries of the world (Nigeria inclusive) will suffer most from the impacts of climate change. As the world battles with measures of finding lasting solution to the problem of climate change, this study examines the level of awareness of the problem among students of tertiary...

Author(s):   E. D. Oruonye  

September 2011

Human response to hydro-meteorological disasters: A case study of the 2010 flash floods in Pakistan

  Pakistan is one of the most natural disaster-prone countries in the world and during July-August 2010 the worst ever flood in its history occurred. It may take months if not years for the people to recover from the devastating impact. Natural disasters often result in great losses, both in terms of materials and people’s lives. Vulnerability to natural disasters combined with socio-economic...

Author(s):   Farooq Ahmad, Syeda Farhana Kazmi and Tahir Pervez  

September 2011

Using geographic information systems (GIS) to determine land suitability for rice crop growing in the Tana delta

  This research gives an evaluation of Tana delta with regard to areas that are suitable for rice growing. The study area lies on the Eastern delta area of the Tana river of which 16000 hectares have been earmarked for commercial rice farming. The evaluation of land in terms of the suitability classes was based on the method as described in FAO guideline for land evaluation for rain fed agriculture. A land unit...

Author(s):   David KURIA, Douglas NGARI and Edward WAITHAKA  

September 2011

Analysis of urban expansion and land use changes in Akure, Nigeria, using remote sensing and geographic information system (GIS) techniques

  Akure has since it became the administrative headquarters of Ondo State in 1976 been witnessing rapid developmental changes in terms of physical landscape, city growth and urban sprawl. These agents of landuse  landcover changes are capable of creating environmental and climatic problems. In view of this,We fulti temporal remote sensing data and geographic information system (GIS) techniques with field...

Author(s):   Ifeoluwa. A. Balogun, Debo. Z. Adeyewa, Ahmed. A. Balogun and Tobi. E. Morakinyo  

September 2011

A resource survey for medicinal and edible plant species in the four ecological zones of rural Swaziland

  Increased and uncontrolled harvesting of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) often leads to disappearance of numerous plant species and ultimately forest degradation. The objective of this study was to conduct resource surveys to assess the condition and actual quantities of standing stock of species of edible and medicinal NTFPs, and to do an economic analysis of the value of the standing stock. The methods...

Author(s):   Cliff S. Dlamini and Coert J. Geldenhuys  

September 2011

A methodology proposal for land cover change analysis using historical aerial photos

  The analysis of land cover change plays a key role in understanding a great variety of phenomena in several research fields and aerial photos represent the main existent database providing evidence of landscape changes with high detail. However, the extraction of information from aerial photos can be really harsh especially when dealing with historical photos and/or when involving areas with a complex...

Author(s):   Fabio GENNARETTI, Maria Nicolina RIPA, Federica GOBATTONI, Lorenzo BOCCIAand Raffaele PELOROSSO