Foundations of Location Analysis

  • H. A. Eiselt
  • Vladimir Marianov

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 155)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. INTRODUCTION

    1. H. A. Eiselt, Vladimir Marianov
      Pages 3-22
  3. MINISUM PROBLEMS

    1. Vladimir Marianov, Daniel Serra
      Pages 39-59
  4. MINIMAX PROBLEMS

    1. Zvi Drezner
      Pages 63-78
    2. Barbaros Ç. Tansel
      Pages 79-106
  5. COVERING PROBLEMS

    1. Lawrence V. Snyder
      Pages 109-135
  6. OTHER LOCATION MODELS

    1. H. A. Eiselt
      Pages 139-162
    2. Hassan Younies, H. A. Eiselt
      Pages 163-178
    3. Emanuel Melachrinoudis
      Pages 207-239
    4. Oded Berman, Dmitry Krass, Jiamin Wang
      Pages 241-271
    5. Bahar Y. Kara, Mehmet R. Taner
      Pages 273-288
  7. SOLUTION TECHNIQUES

    1. Timothy J. Lowe, Richard E. Wendell
      Pages 291-314
    2. Jack Brimberg, John M. Hodgson
      Pages 335-355
    3. Roberto D. Galvão, Vladimir Marianov
      Pages 391-420
  8. CUSTOMER CHOICE AND LOCATION PATTERNS

    1. Lawrence Joseph, Michael Kuby
      Pages 423-443
    2. Mark L. Burkey, Joy Bhadury, H. A. Eiselt
      Pages 445-470

About this book

Introduction

Location analysis has matured from an area of theoretical inquiry that was designed to explain observed phenomena to a vibrant field which can be and has been used to locate items as diverse as landfills, fast food outlets, gas stations, as well as politicians and products in issue and feature spaces. Modern location science is dealt with by a diverse group of researchers and practitioners in geography, economics, operations research, industrial engineering, and computer science. Given the tremendous advances location science has seen from its humble beginnings, it is time to look back. The contributions in this volume were written by eminent experts in the field, each surveying the original contributions that created the field, and then providing an up-to-date review of the latest contributions. Specific areas that are covered in this volume include: • The three main fields of inquiry: minisum and minimax problems and covering models, • Nonstandard location models, including those with competitive components, models that locate undesirable facilities, models with probabilistic features, and problems that allow interactions between facilities, • Descriptions and detailed examinations of exact techniques including the famed Weiszfeld method, and heuristic methods ranging from Lagrangean techniques to Greedy algorithms, • A look at the spheres of influence that the facilities generate and that attract customers to them, a topic crucial in planning retail facilities, and • The theory of central places, which, other than in mathematical games, is where location science was born.

Editors and affiliations

  • H. A. Eiselt
    • 1
  • Vladimir Marianov
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Business AdministrationUniversity of New BrunswickFredericton,Canada
  2. 2.Depto. Ingenieria ElectricaPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileMacul, SantiagoChile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7572-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7571-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7572-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0884-8289
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