Vol. 2 No. 2 (2022)

3D Modeling and Land Management in Protected Areas: Fethiye-Göcek SEPA

Dilek Tezel
Selçuk Aydemir
Cebrail Taşkın
Ünsal Gündoğan

Published 2022-09-28


  • Land Management,
  • Protected Area,
  • Photogrammetry,
  • 3D Modeling,
  • Climate Change

How to Cite

Tezel, D., Aydemir, S., Taşkın, C., & Gündoğan, Ünsal . (2022). 3D Modeling and Land Management in Protected Areas: Fethiye-Göcek SEPA . Advanced Geomatics, 2(2), 37–48. Retrieved from https://publish.mersin.edu.tr/index.php/geomatics/article/view/267


The increase in the world population cause a decrease in natural resources. In Protected Areas, which are the assurance of sustainability, effective land management should be ensured. It is aimed to protect the natural, cultural, social and economic values of the protected areas holistically, to plan and manage the terrestrial and marine areas in an integrated manner. On the other hand, the identification of spatial uses has traditionally been accomplished by drawing on paper and using digital maps based on two-dimensional information. With the developing technology, the use of remote sensing and three-dimensional (3D) models in mapping and zonning has become increasingly widespread, and besides data content and rich visualization, query and analysis functionality has made 3D maps a basic base for planning and monitoring. In this case, it is aimed to provide three-dimensional maps as a base for the research, planning, monitoring and management of protected areas. Fethiye-Göcek Special Environmental Protection Area, where forest lands, agricultural areas and coastal areas will be under the settlement pressure and where integrated coastal and land management will be carried out, has been determined as the study area. The study includes displaying the surface information with reality values and high resolution in a three-dimensional model, and performing customized spatial and statistical analyzes on the model. It is aimed to demonstrate the potential advantages of using high resolution digital terrain model and 3D model in protected areas. Land management, illegal building, determination of the changing natural areas, agricultural uses, changing village-urban uses, temporal display of changes were carried out. Effective decision support tools are provided to decision makers in land use planning by using land use changes density. The study showed that the 3D terrain model is an important decision support tool in land management and will support nature conservation efforts.


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