Location and Geographic Information Systems

  • Burcin BozkayaEmail author
  • Giuseppe Bruno
  • Ioannis Giannikos


Since their early stages of development, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) were utilized in a variety of ways to support analytical models in the field of location science. The interactions between the two disciplines soon became so evident that one can safely argue that GIS and location science are influencing each other in multiple ways. The rapid technological advances in the field of GIS and the ever increasing availability of geographically referenced information create even more possibilities for interconnections between GIS and location science. This chapter highlights these new possibilities and the new directions that emerge within academic research as well as in practical applications. We also attempt to point out further possibilities that may emerge in the future for linking these two disciplines.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Burcin Bozkaya
    • 1
    Email author
  • Giuseppe Bruno
    • 2
  • Ioannis Giannikos
    • 3
  1. 1.Sabanci UniversityIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.University of Naples Federico IINaplesItaly
  3. 3.University of PatrasPatrasGreece

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