6 O USO DOS SISTEMAS DE INFORMAÇÃO GEOGRÁFICA NO MANEJO DAS ÁREAS DE PRESERVAÇÃO AMBIENTAL DO DISTRITO INDUSTRIAL DE RIO GRANDE, RS, BRASIL Authors: Tatiana S. da Silva Milton L. Asmus O USO DOS SISTEMAS DE INFORMAÇÃO GEOGRÁFICA NO MANEJO DAS ÁREAS DE PRESERVA... 2020/Feb/10 ( 0 downloads) Abstract Th e Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow users to explore possible spatial relationships between data, and create scenarios according to their interests. During the elaboration of the Management Plan of Preservation Areas (PAs) of the Rio Grande Industrial District, eight data layers were inserted in on GIS and used in the characterization and spatial assessment as well as in helping management decision making. Th e usefulness of GIS in this case is demonstrated, besides others factors, by the possibility of correcting erroneous or inadequate spatial limits of PAs. Th is includes the reduction of certain PAs, to be compensated in some other areas, more advantageous under the environmental and industrial administration point of view, which is only possible through GIS-based procedures of overlaying spatial data. Th e use of GIS in this study was of particular help as an intermediary between researchers, industrialists, and the state environmental agency, which is responsible for the environmental licensing of the Industrial District. Keywords: Geographic Information Systems, Participatory Environmental Management, Industrial District.