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J. Ocean Eng. Technol. 2012;26(4):23-29.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.5574/KSOE.2012.26.4.023   
Study on Development of GIS based Maritime Boundary Delimitation Support System
Lee Dong-Chul,Kim Kye-Hyun,Park Yong-Gil
Department of Geoinformatic Engineering Inha University,Department of Geoinformatic Engineering Inha University,Department of Geoinformatic Engineering Inha University
GIS 기반의 해양경계획정 지원시스템 개발에 관한 연구
인하대학교 지리정보공학과,인하대학교 지리정보공학과,인하대학교 지리정보공학과
Key Words: Geographic Information System, Maritime Boundary, Exclusive Economic Zone, Maritime Jurisdiction, Spatial Database
핵심용어: 지리정보시스템, 해양경계, 배타적 경제수역, 해양관할권, 공간DB
Korea has maritime jurisdiction over an area 4.5 times larger than the nation's inland area, but negotiations with surrounding nations on the maritime boundary delimitation have still not been completed satisfactorily. In particular, maritime boundary delimitation has become an important issue in terms of maritime security and resource exploration. Considering national interests, the delimitation of the maritime boundary is essential. However, no system to help the decision-makers involved in maritime boundary delimitation has yet been systematically constructed. Therefore, the aim of this study was the development of a system to support such decision-making. In this study, considerations related to maritime boundary delimitation were investigated through expert advice and international precedents. Based on these considerations, data were collected from several organizations, and a spatial database was systematically constructed. Finally, MBDSS (maritime boundary delimitation support system) was developed to support maritime boundary delimitation. This GIS-based system provides visual information about the considerations for the maritime boundary delimitation. Thus, it could help decision-makers to choose appropriate boundaries during the negotiation. Furthermore, this system is expected to be utilized as a scientific tool on the delimitation of maritime boundaries.


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