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: 389

Table of Content: September 2009; 2(9)

September 2009

The role and function of small towns in rural development using network analysis method case: Roniz rural district (Estahban city, province Fars, Iran)

Problems resulted from the development of the large cities, population density and also immigration of rustics to these cities made planners to pay more attention to reinforcement and development of small towns. It is believed that by strengthening small towns we can change the way of immigration of rustics to larger cities and solve many problems of rural regions resulted from the lack of proper access of rustics to...

Author(s): Mohammad Reza Rezvani, Ali Shakoor, Saeed Reza Akbarian Ronizi and Gholamreza Roshan

September 2009

Study of spatial and temporal distribution of frost and sliding in Iranُ s mountain roads using climatic conditions matrix (Case Study; Karaj – Chalous Road)

Frost and sliding in Iran’s mountain roads cause dangerous conditions for road transportation. In this study, two goals are followed: Firstly, description of a method for a determining the likely occurrence of the critical condition of frost and sliding using the climatic conditions matrix along the Karaj- Chalous road (which is full of – traffic and mountains roads of Iran, connecting the Northern...

Author(s): Reza Borna, Hossein Mohammadi and Gholamreza Roshan

September 2009

Arsenicosis in rural areas of Bangladesh: Socio-demographic correlation

The aim of this study is to identify the impacts of socio-demographic variables on arsenicosis affected rural areas in Chapainawbabganj district, Bangladesh. For this, a total number of 200 respondents have been interviewed through a structured questionnaire by purposive sampling technique. In this study, logistic regression model is used to identify the risk factors on arsenicosis. In this analysis, it is indicated...

Author(s): Mosharaf Hossain and Rafiqul Islam

September 2009

Accuracy and cost comparison of spatial data-acquisition methods for the development of geographical information systems

One of the main components of a Geographic Information System (GIS) is the formation of the database. More than 70% of the time and cost is spent on developing this database. The success of a GIS project depends on the accuracy and currentness of the obtained spatial data required for development of the GIS project. This study presents analyses of the accuracy and costs of several methods of obtaining spatial data for a...

Author(s): Ömer Mutluoglu and Ayhan Ceylan