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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 924506, 11 pages
Application of Earth Observation Technology to Site Selection and Development of Ecotourism Management Plans in Rural Ghana
1Centre for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services, University of Ghana, PMB L17, Legon, Accra, Ghana
2Institutional Research, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, 31 Delvin Terrace, Wilmington, DE 19805, USA
3Department of Economics and Finance, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, P.O. Box AH 50, Achimota, Accra, Ghana
4Department of Geography and Rural Development, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana
Received 18 October 2012; Accepted 1 November 2012
Academic Editors: N. Frascaria-Lacoste, J. F. Negron, and P. Newton
Copyright © 2013 Selase Kofi Adanu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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