Location Theory and Decision Analysis: Analytics of Spatial by Yupo Chan

By Yupo Chan

Employing state-of-the paintings quantitative types and case stories, position thought and choice research presents the methodologies in the back of the siting of such amenities as transportation terminals, warehouses, housing, landfills, kingdom parks and business crops. via its broad methodological overview, the publication serves as a primer for extra complex texts on spatial research, together with the monograph on position, shipping and Land-Use by means of an analogous writer. Given the speedy adjustments during the last decade, the second one variation contains new analytic contributions in addition to software program survey of analytics and spatial info expertise.
While the 1st version served the pro group good, the second one variation has considerably increased its emphasis for school room use of the quantity. vast pedagogic fabrics were extra, going from the basic ideas to open-ended routines, together with suggestions to chose difficulties. The textual content is of price to engineering and company courses that supply classes in choice and threat research, Muticriteria Decision-Making, and Facility situation and structure. it's going to even be of curiosity to public coverage courses that use geographic info platforms and satellite tv for pc imagery to help their analyses.

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Beyond the classroom, professionals who seek an update on the fundamentals on location decisions will find this book helpful. The professional audience will find the crosscutting discussion of technical concepts in Appendix 5 particularly helpful, since it unifies the findings from different disciplines. Exercises and case studies are used throughout the book. Rather than a set of mechanical calculations, the exercises and case studies are designed to extend many of the concepts covered in the book.

Day Ding, California Polytechnic State University; Kenneth J. Dueker, Portland State University; Alan G. Feldt, University of Michigan; Richard L. Francis, University of Florida; Jon Fricker, Purdue University; Richard Gagnon, North Shore Community College; William Garrison, University of California-Berkeley; Bruce L. Golden, University of Maryland; S. Louis Hakimi, University of California-Davis; Elise Miller-Hooks, Pennsylvania State University; Chin S. Hsu, Washington State University; Zhimin Huang, Adelphi University; Arthur P.

Brewer and Alter’s publication is a comprehensive description of site layout planning and design. As illustrated by examples at the end of this chapter, the focus here is on analytics, with quantitative model building as a key instrument. Thus this book serves as a useful companion to such documents as the Guide and represents an area that has not been covered sufficiently for many who feel the need for state-of-the-art analytic tools to make capital-intensive location decisions—the step prior to detailed design.

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