Landscape evaluation for tourism purposes - case study of National Park “Đerdap”, Serbia
National park “Đerdap” is settled in the northeastern part of the Republic of Serbia, along the international border with Romania. By its surface it is the biggest National park in Serbia. Main geomorphological determinant of the area is Đerdap gorge with length of 100 km. The evaluation of the territory of the National park in this paper, was carried out using the method of diversity (V-Wert method). The method is based on the quantitative determination of the natural elements of the landscape where the forested area, water surface, relief, land use and climate factors are analyzed.
The aim of this paper is to determine the suitability of the National Park “Đerdap” for the recreation purposes. Application of GIS technology is based on the available data on relief, land use and climate factors.
Research framework that is set up by this model, with certain modifications illustrate the advantages of using GIS tools in the evaluation of the landscape. Processing and aggregation of a large number of spatial data can be used in the evaluation and comparison of different areas. Results of this paper may contribute to a better differentiation of the areas suitable for recreation and future tourism development in this area and could be important for future application of this method in different areas in Serbia.