Lee, Howard and Kemp, Z.P. (1997) Towards a Multiple Placement Land Suitability Evaluation Framework. In: Kraak, M.J. and Molenaar, M., eds. Advances in GIS Research II. Taylor & Francis Ltd, London. ISBN 0 7484 0591 7.
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Land evaluation techniques help decision-makers find sites for locating entities such as public utilities, residential, agricultural, commercial and industrial areas. The suitability of a given site depends upon the relationship of that site with other features or entities in the environment. Location decision making is a vast area where different approaches solve different problems. Land suitability evaluation techniques arguably encompass the most generic approach to location analysis but do not generally consider the placement of more than one new entity at any one time. On the other hand, location-allocation methods are especially suited for multiple placements but require specific mathematical formulations where different circumstances necessitate different constructions. This article highlights the implications of time on multiple placements and the effects of dependencies between newly placed entities. We present a unified framework to clarify these issues and provide a generic approach for problem solving.
|Item Type:||Book section|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||Land suitability evaluation, location-allocation, multiple criteria decision making|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group|
|Depositing User:||Mark Wheadon|
|Date Deposited:||24 Jul 2009 17:41|
|Last Modified:||25 Jul 2012 11:02|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/21554 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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