Geovisualization and Spatial Interaction of Migration in Peninsular Malaysia 1995-2000 Foziah Johar, M. Rafee Majid, Mohd Arif Fakhruddin Abd Hamid Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Johar, Foziah and Majid, Mohammad Rafee (2012) Geovisualization and Spatial Interaction of Migration in Peninsular Malaysia 1995-2000 Foziah Johar, M. Rafee Majid, Mohd Arif Fakhruddin Abd Hamid Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. In: Conference On Urban Planning & Management in Malaysia, 8 Nov 12, Renaissance Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The migration phenomena and its process play an important role in the structure of a region or particular area. However, the characteristics of migration as the movement of migrants, the patterns and distributions, also its geographical features, often cannot be imagined because most of the data are presented in tabular forms, charts and graphs. In recent time, GIS applications namely flow mapping and geodynamics have been utilized to enhance understanding on light on the spatial characteristics associated with the movement of people and goods. This paper demonstrates the use of flow mapping within a contemporary GIS, with a view to aiding and enhancing decision support at a range of different spatial scales. It discusses advances in flow mapping and carries out flow-mapping on migration using the Malaysia’s 1995-2000 censuses, and considers the ways in which this can add value to the understanding of geographical patterns of population mobility. The flow mapping based on the districts of Peninsular Malaysia was developed in ArcGIS environment using Hawth’s Analysis Tools and Spatial Analysis Tools particularly to enhance the presentation of outputs. The resultant image is not only indicative of the urban spatial structure of Peninsular Malaysia but also of the overall patternof interactions between districts. It also demonstrates the pivotal role of Kuala Lumpur in the country migration system and the general concentration of movement between the major growth areas. The findings indicate that it is now feasible to map large spatial interaction datasets which has the advantage of producing immediate, query-led information thus allowing better informed formulation and evaluation of local, regional and national development policy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geovisualization. Migration, Peninsular Malaysia, Flow Mapping, Spatial Interaction.
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Urban and Regional Planning
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 06:02
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 06:02
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/340

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