Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies Research Scholar Series: GIS in Tourism & Hospitality
The UCF Rosen/Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies Research Scholar Series featured Dr. Jinwon Kim on Tuesday, November 13th. Dr. Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management at the University of Florida.
Dr. Kim’s presentation, “Why a GIS Approach in Tourism and Hospitality Research?” highlighted the concepts and potential of GIS in research applications. GIS (Geographic Information Service) can provide analytical techniques and visualizations for location-based planning, development and management – all of high importance and utility to tourism and hospitality research.
The presentation featured the definition of, functions and importance of GIS to Hospitality and Tourism research as well as several case studies demonstrating the actual application of GIS in research. Dr. Kim took questions and comments from faculty, graduate students, and public the throughout his dynamic and informative presentation.
Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Area Management from Michigan State University, MS in Tourism, and BS in Geography from Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea. He has published in tourism, leisure, business, environmental planning, and community development journals and completed several consulting projects for state and national organizations including the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, and the Korean National Park Service.
UCF Rosen/Dick Pope Sr. Institute for Tourism Studies Research Scholar Series events are open to all interested parties from academia, Industry, government, and the public.