Integrated Geographic Information System and Global Positioning System for Mapping of Forest Plants in Supporting Natural Resources Protection
Sari, Elsi Kurnia
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Tangkahan region is managed with conservation approach to sustain the utilization of natural resources for the present and future. This study aims to identify the forest plant species in Tangkahan and mapping the existence of these species using Geographic Information System (GIS). Survey method was used to identify the species of forest plant in Tangkahan. To make the tracks Global Positioning System (GPS) were used. Based on exploration in this area, there found five tracks, namely: Rafflesia Garden Track, 60 hours Track, Youth Track, Family Track, and Adventure Track. Based on the tracks, there were 5 species in Rafflesia Garden Track, 18 species in 60 hours Track, 12 species in Youth Track, 9 species in Family Track, and 11 species in Adventure Track. The species were mapped based on their respective tracks. These species need to be nurtured and protected because there were species that was found as medicinal plants, rare and protected species. By knowing the species of forest plant that exists in Tangkahan area, it is expected to support the conservation of natural resources.