Pär Envall 97018, pp. 48. Dept. of Spatial Planning and Civil Engineering, 1997.
In spatial planning geographic information systems nowadays are used more and
more to handle geographical data as text, maps and statistics as in a kind of library. In
the example of Rinkabyholm GIS is used to support the work with a common task of
town-planning, to find alternatives for a new housing estate within a defined area.
This is done, based on criterias in the current land use plan, by combining thematic
maps in an overlayanalyse. Decisions of weighing between the different interests is
also done without support of GIS. For example brings a geographic information
system little information about qualative aspects as estethits, space and landscape
scenery, this depends to a part of the information that is stored in the current system.
Immediately next to Rinkabyholm there are two areas which are suitable for housing.
The qualities of these areas are much the same. A major differente is the road (E 22)
that goes as an barrier between the village and the east area talled Ramsö Flak. This
of course creates some problems. The most interesting thing about Rinkabyholm is a
discussion to move the road (E22) to a new position to the west of the village. There
is although still uncertain when (if) a new road will be build. In this final thesis a
proposal of new housing estates is presented. The proposal shows how Rinkabyholm
can be extended depending on the road alternatives.