Recommendation system to determine suitable and viable hiking routes: a prototype application in Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve (southern Spain)

Recommendation system to determine suitable and viable hiking routes: a prototype application in... J Geogr Syst https://doi.org/10.1007/s10109-018-0271-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Recommendation system to determine suitable and viable hiking routes: a prototype application in Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve (southern Spain) 1 2 1 1 Jesús Vías  · José Rolland  · María Luisa Gómez  · Carmen Ocaña  · Ana Luque Received: 18 April 2017 / Accepted: 30 April 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract This paper describes a system for recommending hiking routes to help manage hiking activities in a protected area. The system proposes various routes, based on five criteria that maximize some aspects of hikers’ requirements (by ana - lyzing the viability and difficulty of the trails) and also those of protected areas man - agers (by proposals to relieve congestion in areas already used for hiking and to pro- mote awareness of new ones, as a contribution to environmental education). The recommendation system uses network analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis and geographic information system by free software tools: PgRouting, PostgreSQL and PostGIS. This system has been tested in Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve (Anda- lusia, Spain). Of the 182 routes obtained by the system, 62 (34%) are considered viable for hikers in Sierra de las Nieves, taking into account the type of user most likely http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Geographical Systems Springer Journals

Recommendation system to determine suitable and viable hiking routes: a prototype application in Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve (southern Spain)

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Economics; Regional/Spatial Science; Geographical Information Systems/Cartography; Urban Economics; Econometrics; Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning; Computer Appl. in Social and Behavioral Sciences
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1435-5930
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1435-5949
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10.1007/s10109-018-0271-8
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J Geogr Syst https://doi.org/10.1007/s10109-018-0271-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Recommendation system to determine suitable and viable hiking routes: a prototype application in Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve (southern Spain) 1 2 1 1 Jesús Vías  · José Rolland  · María Luisa Gómez  · Carmen Ocaña  · Ana Luque Received: 18 April 2017 / Accepted: 30 April 2018 © Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract This paper describes a system for recommending hiking routes to help manage hiking activities in a protected area. The system proposes various routes, based on five criteria that maximize some aspects of hikers’ requirements (by ana - lyzing the viability and difficulty of the trails) and also those of protected areas man - agers (by proposals to relieve congestion in areas already used for hiking and to pro- mote awareness of new ones, as a contribution to environmental education). The recommendation system uses network analysis, multi-criteria decision analysis and geographic information system by free software tools: PgRouting, PostgreSQL and PostGIS. This system has been tested in Sierra de las Nieves Nature Reserve (Anda- lusia, Spain). Of the 182 routes obtained by the system, 62 (34%) are considered viable for hikers in Sierra de las Nieves, taking into account the type of user most likely

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Journal of Geographical SystemsSpringer Journals

Published: May 30, 2018

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