Development of Meta-Geosystems of Tourist and Recreational Clusters

Anatoliy A. Yamashkin(1), Milan M. Radovanović(2), Stanislav A. Yamashkin(3), Marina A. Zhulina(4), Marko D. Petrović(5*)

(1) Institute of Geoinformation Technologies and Geography, National Research Mordovia State University, 68/1 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk 430005, Russia
(2) Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić”, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA), 9 Djure Jakšića, Belgrade 11000; Institute of Sports, Tourism and Service, South Ural State University, 76 Lenin Ave., Chelyabinsk 454080
(3) Institute of Electronics and Light Engineering, National Research Mordovia State University, 68/1 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk 430005, Russia.
(4) Institute of Geoinformation Technologies and Geography, National Research Mordovia State University, 68/1 Bolshevistskaya St., Saransk 430005, Russia
(5) Geographical Institute “Jovan Cvijić”, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SASA), 9 Djure Jakšića, Belgrade 11000, Serbia; Department of Regional Economics and Geography, Faculty of Economics, Рeoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University), 6 Miklukho-Maklaya Street, Moscow 117198, Russia.
(*) Corresponding Author


The study aims to find a key to the problem of managing cultural heritage systems in the example of the Temnikov-Sanaksar cluster located in Eastern Europe. This area is situated between the forest-steppe of the layered-tier Volga upland and the forest geosystems of the layered Oka-Don lowland. The article applies an interdisciplinary approach to solving the problem of optimizing inter-component relationships in the meta-geosystems of tourist and recreational clusters. The sustainable development of meta-geosystems should be based on multifactorial information support, which implements the most important condition for the effective economic development of landscapes through the formation of the regions’ spatial data infrastructure. In order to consistently optimize meta-geosystems of different hierarchical levels, it is necessary to solve several emerging issues, such as assessing the strength and nature of inter-component connections in geosystems, determination of factors describing the territorial variation of the properties of geosystems, interpreting and substantiation the semantics of the selected basic factors.


GIS; cultural landscape; geoinformation support; meta-geosystems; tourist clusters

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