The idea won the consolation prize in the 2014 Vietnam Science and Technology Innovation Awards.
Director of the Hue Relics Preservation Centre Phan Thanh Hai said the tomb was built between 1840 and 1843 on an area of 28 hectares, including 40 structures.
The tomb was awarded national relic site status in 1979 and was enlisted together with the Hue Imperial Citadel as UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.
GIS technology is being applied to define the values of the tomb and its surrounding area based on different criteria, such as historical construction, restoration and tourism potential.
By thoroughly analysing the GIS database of information on the site, the centre identified specific measures to protect the relic site and surrounding natural landscapes in the context of urban development.