Development of spatial data-based nature tourism in Bukit Batas, Tiwingan Village, Aranio District, Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan

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Development of spatial data-based nature tourism in Bukit Batas, Tiwingan Village, Aranio District, Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan

Andi Alvhian Noor, Abdi Fithria, Mufidah Asy’ari
J. Bio. Env. Sci.13( 2), 367-372, August 2018.
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Bukit Batas Nature Tourism (BBNT) is a natural conservation area that has a lot of potential, both flora, fauna and natural attractions that have a high natural value. Tourist attraction in Bukit Batas is very popular with tourists because the beautiful scenery can be enjoyed from the top of Bukit Batas or from all the way to the top. This study aims to analyze the objects and attractions of natural tourism in Bukit Batas with spatial data as a basic part of developing natural tourism development strategies. The method of assessing criteria and element criteria used by the Gunn & Var (2002) method is modified and pays attention to ADO-ODTWA (Dir PHKA, 2003b) adapted to resource conditions. The results of overlapping maps of all resource criteria are analyzed in order to obtain the suitability of regional resources for the development of natural tourism. Evaluation of the suitability of the area by using the Geographic Information System is one of several options for natural tourism planning based on spatial data at Bukit Batas. The results of the calculation of the value of spatial analysis, BBNT has a value between 2.51 to 3.25. Based on the suitability classification of the development of Nature Tourism, the BBNT region has 2 categories, namely the suitability of low intensity ecotourism (values ​​between 1.76 to 2.50) and the suitability of moderate intensity ecotourism (values ​​between 2.51 to 3.25). The location with suitability classification of low intensity ecotourism development is 24.4% tends to be collected in the central-western part of the BBNT region, while the highest percentage of suitability classification of ecotourism development is 75.6% (medium intensity tourism).


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