Faculty Advisor

Shockey, Ingrid K.

Faculty Advisor

Somasse, Gbetonmasse Blaise

Center

Morocco

Abstract

An accurate map of a city is essential for supplementing tourist traffic and management by the local government. The city of Rabat was lacking such a map for the Kasbah of the Oudayas. With the assistance of the Prefecture of Rabat, we created a Geographical Information System (GIS) for that section of the medina using QGIS software. Within this GIS, we mapped the area, added historical landmarks and tourist attractions, and created a walking tour of the Oudayas Kasbah. This prototype remains expandable, allowing the prefecture to extend the system to all the city of Rabat.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Project Center

Morocco

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