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GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis

Hardcover

$180.00

GIS and Multicriteria Decision Analysis

Jacek Malczewski

ISBN: 978-0-471-32944-2 April 1999 408 Pages

Description

From selecting sites for new hospitals, schools, and factories, to managing forests and rivers, to creating and maintaining highways and bridges, public and private organizations are often called on to make decisions on geographic questions that involve a multitude of alternatives and often conflicting evaluation criteria. This book presents a formal mechanism for dealing with these situations, capturing the information in a Geographic Information System and processing it to derive optimal recommendations for confronting these complex questions.
PRELIMINARIES.

Geographical Data, Information, and Decision Making.

Introduction to GIS.

Introduction to Multicriteria Decision Analysis.

SPATIAL MULTICRITERIA DECISION ANALYSIS.

Evaluation Criteria.

Decision Alternatives and Constraints.

Criterion Weighing.

Decision Rules.

Sensitivity Analysis.

MULTICRITERIA-SPATIAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS.

Spatial Decision Support Systems.

MC-SDSS: Case Studies.

Glossary.

Selected Bibliography.

Indexes.