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Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Optimization

1st Edition

By Sami Faiz, Saoussen Krichen

CRC Press

176 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 23 B/W Illus.

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Description

This book deals with the basic concepts of GIS and optimization. It provides an overview of various integration protocols that are termed GIS-O integration strategies applied to practical applications. It also develops an integration approach for the vehicle routing problem with resource and distance requirements and approves it with numerical results. The book will be useful for researchers, decision makers, and practitioners who try to implement upgraded systems that derive benefits of both GIS and optimization.

Reviews

"Another CRC Press instant book, another slim volume, but this one meets a largely unfulfilled need; for it links the optimization techniques of operations research (OR) with the spatial data management and analysis techniques of GIS. … The book is laid out in a clear and straightforward manner and consequently is remarkably easy to follow."

––Gerald McGrath, GEOMATICA Vol. 67, No. 1, 2013

Table of Contents

Introduction

Geographical Information Systems: Basic Concepts

Introduction

Geographical databases

Geographical information systems

Research areas

Conclusion

Optimization: Basic Concepts

Introduction

Design of an optimization problem

Features of an optimization problem

Potential problems in optimization

Solution approaches

Conclusion

Integration Strategies of GIS and Optimization Systems

Introduction

The importance of GIS-O integration strategies

The full GIS-O integration strategy

The loose GIS-O integration strategy

The tight GIS-O integration strategy

Comparison between integration strategies

Potential applications of GIS-based optimization tools

Conclusion

A GIS-O Framework for the Vector Loading Distance Capacitated Vehicle Routing Problem

Introduction

General context

VRP variants

The VL-DCVRP

A loose GIS-O integration for the VL-DCVRP

Conclusion

References

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TEC029000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Operations Research
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems