Geology, geography and global energy

Scientific and Technical Journal


2021. №2, pp. 86-92

Karabaeva Altynganym Z. - Astrakhan State University

Gaidukov Nikolay A. - Astrakhan State University

Kuskova Polina P. - Astrakhan State University

Currently, recreational tourism is one of the most exciting and affordable types of recreation in Russia. It is popular in all regions of our country, including the Astrakhan region. The Astrakhan region has a huge natural and socio-economic potential for the development of this type of tourism. The peculiarities of the geographical location, the abundance of reservoirs with a variety of fish stocks, the duration of favorable climatic conditions contribute to the formation of sports and amateur tourism in the region. The tourist market today offers a wide variety of recreation centers. Currently, a significant part of the recreation centers is focused primarily on customers arriving for the purpose of recreation and fishing. In addition to recreation centers, there are excursion programs and special fishing or hunting tours. The presence of specialized recreation centers allows you to effectively influence the demand for relevant services and contribute to the development of the tourism industry. To get information about the territorial location of recreation centers in the study area, tourists need a resource that displays the presence of existing objects, with which they can easily navigate in the choice of vacation spots. In this regard, the question arose about the creation of such a cartographic product. The purpose of this work: geoinformation mapping of tourist clusters of the Northwestern Caspian Sea (on the example of the Astrakhan region). As a result of the conducted research, based on the obtained scientific and aerospace data of the GoogleEarth program, a map of collective tourist accommodation facilities using the Quantum GIS (QGIS) program was compiled for the first time). The created electronic map is of great importance for obtaining information about the territorial location of recreation centers.

Key words: map, QGIS program, Mercator projection, map digitization, legend, North-Western Caspian Sea