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Geospatial Distribution and Accessibility of Primary and Secondary Schools: A case of Abbottabad City, Pakistan

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dc.contributor.author Sumari, Neema S.
dc.contributor.author Tanveer, Hashir
dc.contributor.author Shao, Zhenfeng
dc.contributor.author Kira, Ernest Simon
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-26T12:14:30Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-26T12:14:30Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-27
dc.identifier.citation Sumari, N. S., Tanveer, H., Shao, Z., & Kira, E. S. 2019. Geospatial Distribution and Accessibility of Primary and Secondary Schools: A case of Abbottabad City, Pakistan, Proc. Int. Cartogr. Assoc., 2, 125, https://doi.org/10.5194/ica-proc-2-125-2019 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.suaire.sua.ac.tz/handle/123456789/3346
dc.description.abstract Quality education in isolated areas is a major issue in developing countries like Pakistan, as access to formal education is linked to improved life prospects for rural students. Among the factors for education, accessibility is school availability within a minimum spatial distance. The spatial distribution of schools is generally uneven in most of the cities of Northern Pakistan, thus limiting access to formal education at the primary and secondary level. This paper analyzes the spatial distribution of the primary and secondary schools found in the hilly terrain of Abbottabad city. Results show an uneven scattered pattern of schools and decreasing accessibility with longer travel times, at higher costs. Cost-weighted distance showed that this spatial distribution extends the travel distance by more than 5km for secondary school students living in the city. However, spatial restructuring and reorganization of schools in the study area would enhance student access to school facilities. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Proceedings of the International Cartographic Association en_US
dc.subject Geospatial Distribution en_US
dc.subject Accessibility en_US
dc.subject Cost-Weighted Distance en_US
dc.subject Geographical Information System en_US
dc.subject Pakistan en_US
dc.title Geospatial Distribution and Accessibility of Primary and Secondary Schools: A case of Abbottabad City, Pakistan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.url https://www.proc-int-cartogr-assoc.net/2/125/2019/ en_US


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