Utilization of the maros karst landscape based on the morphology (case study in bantimurung subdistrict, maros district, sulawesi selatan)

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Abstract

Karst region of Maros Regency is valuable due to the natural resources available for the local economy. This study aims to map the karst geomorphology units using GIS techniques and to illustrate the use of the landscape by surrounding communities. Information on karst distribution is needed because the karst potential has scientific, economic, and humanitarian values, which are a wealth of resources. The variables used in this study are geological, altitude, drainage pattern, and slope maps. We determine the distribution of karst geomorphological units using the overlay method. Primary data processing and descriptive analysis are used to determine the utilization of each karst geomorphology unit. The result is that the karst has an area of 33.58 km2 or 20% of the total area, which covers the 10.17 km2 plain karst, 15.84 km2 plateau karst, 6.07 km2 cone karst, and 1.49 km2 tower karst. The plain karst is used for agricultural land, while the plateau karst and cone karst for tourism services, with the cone karst in the form of guano fertilizer sources. Meanwhile, tower karsts are utilized for limestone mining.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012003
JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
Volume683
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2021
Event3rd International Geography Seminar 2019, IGEOS 2019 - Solo, Indonesia
Duration: 31 Aug 2019 → …

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