Integrated Environmental Analysis using GIS for Rational Planning of Conservatory Management of Slopes Application in the Ouergha Basin (Morocco)

Document Type : Research Article


3GIE Laboratory, Mohammadia Engineering School, Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco


The objective of this work is the realization of a map spatialising proposals of management and planning of lands, with a view to their rational management within the framework of a sustainable development. It was based on a diagnosis of the natural environment that allowed the analysis and identification of constraints to the development of the watershed of Ouergha (North of MOROCCO). The methodology consists of an analysis of the collected data through field surveys of farmers. For example, spatial data was organized into thematic layers of information on soils, land use, geology, erosion patterns and topography. The integration of these and other survey data into a Geographical Information System (GIS) has resulted in a management and land management map. The latter can serve as a basic document in the choice of the orientations, actions and development which will be taken by the actors of the development of the zone.


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