Antoine Boulos

Haiti: Ressources Physiques Informatisees & Vocation des Terres (French Edition)

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ISBN: 9780971982901
Publisher: Antoine Boulos
Publication Date: 1995-06-09
Number of pages: 143
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This book is the compilation of a 5-year computer research project on HAITI by Antoine Boulos at the University of Southern California, School of Architecture in Los Angeles, CA. This research project, under the guidance of Professor Charles Steve Dwyer and with the collaboration of Architect Ngok Lung Ha, is a compilation of more than 8,000,000 numbers that were analysed and digitized into the system. The project goal was to divide Haiti in cells of 1 km², followed by the recording, per square kilometer, of more than 25 land characteristics such as topography, ecology, precipitations, geology, lithology, vegetal cover, population, roads... These informations were then analysed and superimposed to produce new data for Haiti such as:

3-Dimensional Views of Haiti / Slope Map / Aspect Map / Drainage Map / Elevations Map / Solar Exposure Maps / Visibily Studies / Agricultural Potential maps for more than 20 crops and much more.

The book is very graphical and contains more than 60 glossy maps of Haiti. Each map represented is acompanied by a reference page showing results & statistics relating to that map. The legend on the maps is in english (on the map) and in french (on the statistic page). Although written in french, the graphical nature of the book make it accessible to any non-french speaking individual.

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