6    Giza (Egypt)

The use of GIS in managing aWorld Heritage Site

Katie Evans and Lindsay Fielding

Man fears Time, yet Time fears the Pyramids (Arab proverb)

Keywords: Pyramids Tourism GIS Heritage Masterplan

Location grid reference: 30°01'N 31'13’E

World Heritage List Inclusion date: 1979

Summary

The Giza Plateau is experiencing environmental damage from tourism and the encroachment of Cairo. To this end, a Masterplan was commissioned by UNESCO to provide for the sustainable management of the site and to protect the remaining archaeology. The plan concentrated on the impacts created by tourists and the local tourism industry and proposed the removal of visitor amenities to the edge of the Plateau, in order to protect the monuments. This ...

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