Annals of Operations Research

, Volume 116, Issue 1–4, pp 243–269 | Cite as

Integrating Geographical Information Systems and Multi-Criteria Methods: A Case Study

  • Eliane Gonçalves Gomes
  • Marcos Pereira Estellita Lins


This paper presents an application of the integration between Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) to aid spatial decisions. We present a hypothetical case study to illustrate the GIS–MCDA integration: the selection of the best municipal district of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, in relation to the quality of urban life. The best municipal district is the one that presents the closest characteristics to those considered ideal by the decision-maker. The approach adopted is the Multi-Objective Linear Programming (MOLP) and the chosen method is the Pareto Race.

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Multi-Objective Linear Programming (MOLP) GIS–MCDA integration quality of urban life 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliane Gonçalves Gomes
    • 1
  • Marcos Pereira Estellita Lins
    • 1
  1. 1.Production Engineering Program –Federal University Rio de Janeiro, Centro de TecnologiaRio de Janeiro, RJBrazil

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