Land use planning aim at improved sustainable use and management of resources. This would imply that those who use and manage the resources are the key players in the planning process. Thus planning for sustainable land management can only be relevant and successful when all stakeholders are involved. In this study considers on biophysical characteristics to make land evaluation, with special attention to open space. The objectives of this study were: (1) to analysis the existing land use based on land suitability for open space with attention to paddy field, dry land cultivation, and protected area; and (2) to calculate the area of open space that are paddy field, dry land cultivation, and protected area based land suitability and compare to the existing condition. The result of this study is expected to be used as an input for decision maker in the term land use management decision making at study area. The capabilities of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) were used to determine suitable area for specific land use in study area. The research has been applied in Depok Municipality, West Java Province. The result indicates that in study the total area of existing open space is 42.94% or about 8,600.45 Ha from the total area of study. The existing paddy field cultivation based on land suitability evaluation, i.e. 69.53% on area with suitability class S1 (Highly Suitable); 25.11% on S2 (Moderately Suitable); 5.33% on S3 (Marginally Suitable); and 0.02% on N class (Not Suitable). For dry land cultivation the existing condition 63.36% on area with suitability class S1 (Highly Suitable); 28.82% on S2 (Moderately Suitable); 7.60% on S3 (Marginally Suitable); and 0.22% on N class (Not Suitable). While the protected area that is used for any development activity in existing (infringe area) is 2.39% from the total area of study or about 479.17 Ha.
- Land Use Planning, Land Evaluation, Open Space, GIS
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