Land use policy


Monitoring land use policy is a key for the success of implementing the land use zoning laws and regulations into practice. Nevertheless, several series of government land use policy are often confusing and inconvenient for compliance enforcement. Consequently, land resources have often been used without considerations of public benefits and non-financial purposes.


In this project, we aim to create the one-stop service of land utilization detection in accordance with zoning regulations of Phuket, Thailand, using an integration of remote sensing, GIS and web technology.


With the GIS application, three pieces of zoning legislation have been superimposed and thus allowing all of the law layers to be visualized in relation to one another. By using web-based GIS technology, all stakeholders, who concern with utilizations of land resource, can easily be accessed to the GIS-based zoning legislation anywhere and anytime. Using satellite images from Google service as a base map is beneficial to monitor land use changes and to detect whether such changes are in regard to the laws.


A web-based GIS for urban planning and land use policy of Phuket


  • Facilitate relevant authorities to assist residents and business investors in their land utilization
  • Be an effective tool for everybody to enforce land use regulations in practice


1. Ratchaniphont A., Keson J., Wongsai S., Kokkaew E., Wongsai N., Senrit D. and Onthong S. 2016. Land-use change in the Andaman Triangle provinces, Thailand. Journal of Remote Sensing and GIS Association of Thailand. 17(1), pp. (Inpress)
2. Onthong S. and Wongsai S. Urban change monitoring and land use policy. The 33rd Asian conference on remote sensing, November 26-30, 2012, Pattaya, Thailand.
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