Location Mapping, Functions, Criteria and Categorical Based Assessment of Accommodation Centre’s Using Remote Sensing and GIS in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria

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International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI) | Volume VI, Issue III, March 2019 | ISSN 2321–2705

Location Mapping, Functions, Criteria and Categorical Based Assessment of Accommodation Centre’s Using Remote Sensing and GIS in Ibadan Metropolis, Oyo State, Southwestern Nigeria

Adewuyi Gbola K.1*, Ajibade Oludare S.2, Oyekunle Abraham3, Adeniran Mayowa4

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1,2,3,4Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics, Faculty of Environmental Science, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria

Abstract— Comfort in accommodation based on facilities and quality services play a very vital role in making meaningful any tourist destination. This study aimed at mapping accommodation Centre’s locations and assessing them based on their functions, criteria and category in which they fall. Google earth satellite imagery was used to determine the spatial location of individual accommodation Centre consisting of hotels, hotel and suites, guests houses, conference/event centre’s Inn, resorts etc. Three hundred and seventy (370) accommodations Centre’s were determined through the Google earth satellite imagery. Other information was derived from online resource (internet based information) and manager of various kind of accommodation Centre’s studied in Ibadan based on functions, criteria, categories (stars). Road map of Ibadan was extracted from the road map of Oyo State and lay over the data acquired to show the exact position of each accommodation centre using ArcGIS 10.2.1 software application package. The results of study showed the composite map of the generalized distribution of accommodation Centre’s with 1, 2, 3, 4 with their respective color (yellow, red, blue, green) and maps based on their categories (1, 2, 3, 4,) Stars. Generally, the results showed that all accommodation Centre’s studied fall within (1 to 4) Stars in category. It can be concluded from the results that the study will help the tourist to choose the best accommodation Centre they want. It will also help those that owned the accommodation centre’s to improve the quality of their services and facilities. Also for those that want to establish their own accommodation centre’s to determine the category in which they want their own to fall.

Keywords—— Location Mapping, Assessment, Accommodation Centre’s, Remote sensing and GIS, Google earth satellite imagery

I. INTRODUCTION

An accommodation is a place that can house, protect and provide comfort befitting humans, e.g. a hotel room, guest house/place, Inn, conference centre’s, resort, a camping pitch, or a meeting room etc. The usefulness of an accommodation centre in the life of a tourist cannot be overemphasized.