1. THE NAME OF THE PROJECT :
FEASIBILITY STUDY AND PILOT PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION FOR GAP GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM
The Background of The Project :Work for devising a Geographical Information System was started in 1995 in order to support daily procedures within the Administration and to introduce an effective control mechanism. A project prepared for this purpose was presented to the US Trade and Development Agency (US-TDA). The US-TDA found the project worthwhile and consequently a joint venture composed of Psomas and Associates (US) and a group of Turkish firms was awarded a contract to carry out relevant works.
The Objective of The Project :To asses the viability of GIS practices for each and every area of activity where the planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation functions of GAP are performed; and to carry out a pilot project in one selected geographical area.
The Scope of The Project :The program started with a feasibility study and a pilot project for GAP. The project was divided into two but strongly interrelated phases. One is Needs Assessment and the other is the pilot project itself.
The Outputs of The Project :The pilot project which is expected to establish the general framework for the GAP Geographical Information System has already been completed. The pilot project includes information on the GAP Region at scale 1/250,000, on the Province of Sanlıurfa at scale 1/25,000 (see, Figure 1), and on Karakopru settlement at scale 1/1,000 (see, Figure 2).
The Duration of The Project :The project was started on 3 April 1995 and completed in 11 months. The final report was submitted on 3 March 1996.
2. THE NAME OF THE PROJECT :
PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION FOR THE RE-SETTLEMENT, EMPLOYMENT AND ECONOMIC INVESTMENTS OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY BIRECIK DAM
The Background of The Project :The idea was to elaborate the issues related to the re-settlement of people affected by dam construction with respect to spatial, economic, cultural and psychological aspects of each issue and to conduct a series of research, planning, implementation and monitoring-evaluation activities along this line. The project is being conducted by a Group of Consultants in which the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) were also represented.
The Objective of The Project :The fact that a wide ranging and diversified data is to be used for different purposes and the need to bring together the outputs of specialists from various disciplines made it necessary to resort to GIS methods. GIS was used to determine the plots which will be submerged and to identify a new location for the settlement of the people concerned.
The Scope of The Project :The project area covers 44 settlements of the districts of Birecik, Halfeti and Bozova (in Sanliurfa Province); Araban, Yavuzeli and Nizip (Gaziantep Province); and Central District and Besni (in Adiyaman Province). 49,604 decars of land and 5,098 parcels were affected by the dam (see, Figure 3, Figure 4, Figure 5). Consequently, digitization of maps of scale 1/25,000 has been completed. Digitization has also been completed for maps of scale 1/5,000 which give information on land proprietorship. Furthermore, information on cadastral registries was transferred to the database and the dam lake area was digitised to exhibit those parcels which will remain under water. The personnel of the GAP Administration performed a great part of this work. Information obtained on such characteristics as slope, view point, treasury property, geological status, soil classification, ownership, fault lines, forests, etc. (see, Figure 6, Figure 7, Figure 8, Figure 9, Figure 10, Figure 11, Figure 12, Figure 13) were juxtaposed to produce a new layer to be used in the selection of a new location for settlement (see, Figure 14, Figure 15) and (see, Figure 16, Figure 17).
The Outputs of The Project :Plots remaining under water were identified by GIS and localities fit for new settlement were selected. Project outputs were presented to the use of staff from the Administration.
The Duration of The Project :GIS work was started on August 1997 and completed in March 1998. A poster which was one of the products of this work ranked as top in the 5th Poster Contest of Esri and Erdas Users Group.(see, Annex 1)
3. THE NAME OF THE PROJECT :
GAP URBAN SANITATION AND PLANNING PROJECT; GIS FOR THE CITY OF DIYARBAKIR
The Background of The Project :According to following the multi sectoral, sustainable regional development approach of GAP Project which aiming the development of rural and urban infrastructure, GAP Urban Sanitation and Planning Project was carried out by the GAP Administration. One of the important components of this project was the integration of GIS to urban planning activities in the city of Diyarbakir. Supported also by the World Bank, the project was carried out by a joint venture comprising Posch&Partners (an Austrian Firm), TBU Environmental Engineering and Kentkur.
The Objective of The Project :Diyarbakir is a rapidly growing city, receiving intensive migration from the rural settlements of the area. In recent years, this growth has assumed the form of uncontrolled expansion which is not supported by adequate urban planning work. Hence, the project aims to integrate GIS to urban planning work for Diyarbakir. In this case, instead of solving the problems of the city by conventional methods, the Municipality of Diyarbakir will be supported in its GIS initiatives by ways of institutional capacity building and forming a GIS database.
The Scope of The Project :The concept of project was the integration of GIS for Diyarbakir Grater Municipality. At this moment, the feasibility study has been prepared for the implementation of the project. The suggestions about preparation of data base, supplying hardware-software, monitoring and education of staff was prepared for the same municipality.
The Project Outputs :The fisibility etud was tendered to Austrian - Turkish Consultant firm in 24 June 1998 and the final report was completed on 30 June 1999.
4. THE NAME OF THE PROJECT :
IMPLEMENTING A PILOT PROJECT IN THE HARRAN PLAIN FOR DETECTING CHANGES IN LAND COVER BY USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES (Executive Summary - hpp.pdf 1333 Kb)
5. THE NAME OF THE PROJECT :
PILOT PROJECT FOR DETECTING LAND COVER AND CROP PATTERN IN KARKAMIS AREA BY USING REMOTE SENSING TECHNIQUES (Executive Summary - kpp.pdf 273 Kb)
6. THE NAME OF THE PROJECT :
A PILOT PROJECT FOR DETECTING THE CROP PATTERN WITHIN THE FIRAT IRRIGATION DISTRICT IN THE HARRAN PLAIN THROUGH FIELD-BASED CLASSIFICATION OF SATELLITE IMAGES
7. A PILOT PROJECT FOR DETECTING THE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN SANLIURFA USING REMOTE SENSING AND USING GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) TECHNIQUES