Study on Potential Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to find out Suitable Aquaculture Site in Pune - Maharashtra, India

Raushan Kumar Raman, Nikunj B. Gajera


GIS and remote-sensing provides better options for managing resources and enhancing the productivity. This study is carried out to access the optimum Aqua farming or Aquaculture sites in Pune area. Using the different essential parameters for selecting sites provides the optimum sites in the project area that will help Aqua farmers and results in overall progress in Business. The present study has predicted that about 0.25% (64.22453 ha) of the total land area of Pune city are optimum aqua sites with availability of market and better network connections. Pune has fresh water sources that leads to huge production of fishes and will also contribute profits for aqua farmers. The implementation of GIS technologies in finding suitable site for aquaculture will give a great result in the market productions and profits. Rivers channels and Road networks analysis is the two important factors for selecting the Aqua sites. The analysis is done using LISS-III satellite imagery and aster image. The methodology adopted is based on standard scientific processes. Weighted overlay technique is used in order to frame the exact model surface buildup criteria for the optimum sites throughout the project area.


Aquaculture; Weighted Overlay; GIS; Model; LISS-III; Aster

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