Towards a Multiple Placement Land Suitability Evaluation Framework

Lee, Howard and Kemp, Zarine P. (1997) Towards a Multiple Placement Land Suitability Evaluation Framework. In: Kraak, Menno-Jan and Molenaar, Martin, eds. Advances in GIS Research II. Taylor & Francis Ltd, London. ISBN 0 7484 0591 7. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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: 23 Jun 2014 08:17
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