Lew Yan Voon, Lok C.
National Sea Grant College Program; University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras
This report, prepared for the University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras and the National Sea Grant Program, assessed the land use suitability of rural regions of San Juan. Maps were generated showing agricultural, urban, and conservation suitability of the land in the San Juan metropolitan area using Geographic Information Systems and remote sensing. The geographical integrity of the land was considered in the creation of the maps, as well as the social effects of urban sprawl. The assembled data shows areas suitable for conservation as well as areas that could be used for urban development or for agricultural purposes. This report also offers recommendations on how to combat the negative effects of urban sprawl.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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