Authors: Mohd Al-Kuwari*, Qatar University
Topics: Urban Geography, Urban and Regional Planning, Geographic Information Science and Systems
Session Type: Paper
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM
Room: Tyler, Marriott, Mezzanine Level
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In Qatar, demographic data on various aspects is made available by Ministry of Development Planning and Statistics (MDPS) for socio-economic researches and planning. The data is made available to the users is lowest at Census Block level which is a group of 100-150 buildings. However, the building level data is required for micro-spatial analysis for improved urban planning, public facility management, disaster management and emergency awareness, consumer and retail market analysis, environment and public health programs and other demographic studies. Geographers use dasymetric techniques for interpolation of such data. This research will demonstrate the application of latest GIS techniques in interpreting and analysing the demographic data to the users and students using the areametric (2D) and volumetric methods (3D) for estimating building population based on census block and building footprint datasets. The exercise will be carried out for a few sample areas of Doha based on the results of the latest census conducted by MDPS. ArcGIS will be the main GIS software used besides visualization facility for enhanced visual impacts.