Location Theory and Decision Analysis

Analytics of Spatial Information Technology

  • Yupo Chan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 441-701

About this book


Employing state-of-the art quantitative models and case studies, Location Theory and Decision Analysis provides the methodologies behind the siting of such facilities as transportation terminals, warehouses, housing, landfills, state parks and industrial plants. Through its extensive methodological review, the book serves as a primer for more advanced texts on spatial analysis, including the monograph on Location, Transport and Land-Use by the same author. Given the rapid changes over the last decade, the Second Edition includes new analytic contributions as well as software survey of analytics and spatial information technology. 
While the First Edition served the professional community well, the Second Edition has substantially expanded its emphasis for classroom use of the volume. Extensive pedagogic materials have been added, going from the fundamental principles to open-ended exercises, including solutions to selected problems. The text is of value to engineering and business programs that offer courses in Decision and Risk Analysis, Muticriteria Decision-Making, and Facility Location and Layout. It should also be of interest to public policy programs that use geographic Information Systems and satellite imagery to support their analyses.


Decision and risk analysis Decision-making Facility Location Geographic Information Systems Image Processing Multicriteria

Authors and affiliations

  • Yupo Chan
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  1. 1.Dept. Systems Engineering, Donaghey College of Info Sci.University of ArkansasLittle RockUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer- Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-15662-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-15663-2
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