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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2008, 5(5), 457-463; doi:10.3390/ijerph5050457

Qualitative Environmental Analysis for Industrial Districts Implantation Using Geoprocessing Techniques

Graduate Program in Geology, Vale do Rio dos Sinos University, UNISINOS, Avenida Unisinos 950, CEP 93022-000, São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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Received: 2 August 2008 / Accepted: 17 October 2008 / Published: 31 December 2008
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Industrial districts became important instruments which are used by the Public Power to induce economic decentralization and create new development poles. For this reason the legislative process is an indispensable means to define the priorities in the uses of soil, also to conduct and follow the process of industrial registration. However, the industrial district establishment shall not be analyzed by taking into account just the economic factor, but also the environmental issue of the enterprise. Thus, this research has the objective of determining adequate places for industrial districts implantation, having as a pilot area the city of São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. A Geographic Information System for execution of spatial analysis and criteria creation on a large volume of environmental information will be used as a tool, which will be guided by the Municipal, State and Federal legislation and a Quickbird satellite image that covers the interest area. The main information used on this research are: altimeter, hydrography, soil use, pedology, geology and infrastructure. The results are visualized in scenarios modeled in accordance with the restrictions imposed upon the information, allowing at the end, to combine all scenarios and create through the multiple criteria method a map that indicates adequate places for implantation of industrial districts. View Full-Text
Keywords: Environmental analysis; industrial district; geoprocessing; GIS Environmental analysis; industrial district; geoprocessing; GIS
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Baretta, L.; Veronez, M.R.; Reinhardt, A.O. Qualitative Environmental Analysis for Industrial Districts Implantation Using Geoprocessing Techniques. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2008, 5, 457-463.

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