Spatial Multi Criteria Decision Analysis Based Assessment of Land Value in Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Majd Jayyousi
  • Jacinto Estima
  • Hosni Ghedira
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 180)


Urban and economic development is affected by the value of land. Therefore, land value appraisal methods are important to determine the significance of land segments. A significant number of these models do not apply geospatial analysis in their estimations. This paper presents a land valuation model based on spatial multi criteria decision analysis (SMCA) to assess land values in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Through this study, criteria maps were generated and combined to produce a final map ranking land segments based on their relative value.


Spatial Multi Criteria Decision Analysis GIS Spatial Analysis Land Value UAE 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Majd Jayyousi
    • 1
  • Jacinto Estima
    • 1
  • Hosni Ghedira
    • 1
  1. 1.Masdar Institute of Science and TechnologyAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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