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Research Paper | Geo Engineering | Albania | Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021
GIS Techniques Applied in the Administrative and Territorial Reform
Abstract: In 2015, the government of Albania implemented the New Administrative Territorial Division one of the most important reforms of the Albanian Government. This reform has empowered local government and it has created new opportunities for social-economic development of the country. The main purpose of this study is to show the methodological framework used for the evaluation and determination of local administrative units, with the use of spatial data. The approach mainly focuses on the application of GIS, the database creation and the function used. An evaluation of the existing LGU was done through the examination of a set of scenarios. This approach was applied separately for every region, in order to maintain them. The result of scenarios showed as different spatial possibilities. Based on the criteria set for the New Administrative Territorial Division, the scenario were: the distance to the new center of Municipalities, population, density analysis, time to reach the public service, roads connectivity between the Village and the Cities. The final product were the New Map with 61 municipality.
Keywords: Digital map, Geographical information Systems, Database, Municipality, Administrative Boundary, Boundary Units
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 5, May 2021,
Pages: 796 - 804