Tourism Potential Mapping for West Black Sea Region

Location Zonguldak, Bartın and Karabük, Turkey
Year 2018
Client Kivi Stratejik Planlama
Job description Geospatial analysis and visualisation
Function Strategic planning for tourism master plan

Located in the west-northern shore of Turkey, Zonguldak has a pristine natural beauty. What makes the city unique though, is its long-standing industrial history. The city has developed around coal mines that have been operational since 1829, and the mines and relevant structures are still the city’s most defining characteristics.

In order to fulfill the city’s tourism potential, Kivi Stratejik Planlama has been working on a regional tourism master plan. We have prepared a series of maps in order to understand the current status. Maps include Zonguldak and two of its important neighbours, Bartın and Karabük. See some below.

Zonguldak, Karabük and Bartın.

Attraction points of three cities according to the official tourism website,

All types of lodgings; collected from Google Places, Foursquare and Tripadvisor and superposed.

Cafes and restaurants, bars and shopping points; collected from Google Places, Foursquare and Tripadvisor and superposed.

Flickr photos, according to seasons (spring, summer, autumn and winter, respectively).

Where there are a higher amount of Flickr photos shared.

Network of share Flickr photos.

Bike routes; from Wikiloc.

Hiking and other outdoor routes; from Wikiloc.

ATV, enduro, motorbike and offroad routes; from Wikiloc.

Forest density; from