Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Geopark, Establishment of Information Systems

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_843

Modern information technology is essential and important in establishing geoparks. It has been applied in building geological heritage databases, official websites, mobile phone applications, audio-visual and interpretation systems, information sharing and announcements, environmental, geohazard and visitor monitoring, electronic tour guide systems, and management and control centres. Information technology data are easily obtainable, retrievable and responsive to changes. These characteristics help to ensure effective decision-making of management in all aspects of geopark development.

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