Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.
James A. Ciarrocca, M.S.
Ecotourism is a promising source of economic growth in Honduras. The purpose of this project was to build a prototype website to disseminate tourist information online and to create a central geodatabase to facilitate and encourage the data entering, data processing, and data maintenance in the future. The project area encompasses two protected areas: Pico Bonito National Park and Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge. This prototype project implemented the ArcGIS 9.2 desktop application and ArcGIS Server 9.2 to (a) develop a web-GIS application to inform potential international and domestic tourists about the two protected areas, and (b) enable local participation in collecting data, creating, and maintaining a geodatabase to ensure consistent data entry and quality control for future ecotourism management. This paper describes data collection, geodatabase design, and the procedures undertaken to customize a website using Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 .NET development environment.
Nishii, C. (2007). Web-GIS Services for Sustainable Ecotourism: Protected Areas in Northern Honduras (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/98