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Suitability Study for Tourism Sites in the Southern Coast of West Java

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Diversity of tourist attraction of the regencies/cities in West Java provides an alternative for travellers. One of the potential activity that can be utilized is coastal tourism. The main objective of this research was to provide a suitable site for tourism sites which can be used as a guide for government, private and planners to decide for the development of coastal tourism. Furthermore, visitors can use this application to get information about the beach resources—primary data in tabular data form and secondary data in vector format and satellite imagery format. ArcGIS was used for spatial analysis of thematic. Simple Additive Weighting method was used in this research to rank the factors and to calculate the weight in each factor. This method was commonly used for resolving spatial decision-making problems. The decision-maker directly assigns a weight of relative importance to each factor. There were 32 beach sites visited in the survey with 20 sites of suitable category and 12 sites belonging to a very suitable category. Pangandaran Regency has the most beach site at ten beaches (32.5%), consisting of 7 sites of suitable category and three sites of very suitable category. They are followed by Sukabumi which has nine sites, consisting of 7 sites of suitable category and two sites of very suitable category. The least number of sites were found in Cianjur regency, which only has three sites, consisting of 1 suitable site and two very suitable sites. According to the result, it can be seen that tourism was more developed in Pangandaran and Sukabumi regency. Besides the infrastructure support, natural conditions also influence the development of coastal tourism in the area.
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  • Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Science, Bogor Agricultural University, Tajur St. Km. 6 Bogor 16134, Indonesia
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering and Biosystem, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Bogor Agricultural University, Bogor 6680 West Java, Indonesia
  • Geospatial and Information Agency (BIG), Jakarta - Bogor St. Km. 46 Cibinong 16911, Indonesia
  • Department of Marine Science, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science, University Padjadjaran, Bandung-Sumedang St. KM.21, 45363 West Java, Indonesia
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