GIS-applications in landscape design and research

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There is evidence that the potential of GIS is still underutilized in landscape design and research due to a lack of awareness and prejudice. This paper explores some concepts of GIS-based analysis which link to the very heart of landscape design in a natural and intuitive way. Hence the possibility to break down barriers of using GIS in landscape architecture this paper aims to put forward some characteristic principles of study and practice that can be made operational via GIS while cultivating spatial intelligence in landscape design through exploiting its powerful integrating, analytical and graphical capacities. In this respect educational and research institutions must take the lead in knowledge acquisition on GIS-applications and passing it on, contributing to the academic underpinning and development of a digital culture in landscape architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ECLAS Conference
Subtitle of host publicationBridging the Gap
EditorsP. Bauer, M. Collender, M. Jakob, L. Ketterer Bonnelame, P. Petschek, D. Siegrist, C. Tschumi
PublisherHSR Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
ISBN (Print)978-3-9523972-9-9
Publication statusPublished - 2016
EventECLAS Conference 2016: Bridging the Gap - Rapperswil, Switzerland
Duration: 11 Sep 201614 Sep 2016


ConferenceECLAS Conference 2016


  • GIS
  • landscape design research
  • composition
  • digital media
  • design knowledge


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