Prepare of Mapping the Distribution of Schools in Kut City Using Geographic Information System (GIS)


The increased rates of urbanization have resulted in doubling the number of schools inin the city randomly, which resulted in building schools lacking the most appropriatestandards required like being fit with the convenient environmental and health conditionsor being away from natural and human dangers, because of the great abilities that thegeographic information systems gives which help in finding the most appropriatesolutions and making the best decisions, especially with regard to processing and analysisof spatial information. Thus, the current research aims at using GIS in assessing thecurrent status of school sites in all stages of primary intermediate and high school,according to a set of natural, human and social standards. As well as the employment ofGIS to document the locations of the current distribution of schools in the city to producedigital maps of sites and the pattern of distribution of schools subject to update, then itsuggests amending some of the sites according to the degree of suitability criteria inresearch. To achieve these aims, the research depends on the data available at thedirectorate of education in wassit, in addition to the field survey to identify the location ofschools accurately using GPS and updating the data available. The research finds theexistence of concentration in the distribution of schools which is concentrated in someregions, random in others or regular in others. In general, this distribution may not reflecta situation similar to the distribution among all regions in the city.


- Schools, GIS, Kut City.