First published in 1999, this volume consists of selected papers presented at the North American Meetings of the RSAI along with invited contributions from scholars active in the field of spatial multicriteria decision making and analysis. It is meant to present diverse lines of research in spatial multicriteria decision making and analysis under the multidisciplinary umbrella of Geographic Information Science. The first part explores selected theoretical and conceptual aspects of spatial multicriteria decision making and analysis not confined to any specific application domain. Part 2 consists of six chapters focusing on various forms of location decision and analysis problems. Finally, part 3 contains five chapters on various spatial decision problems whose systemic scope sets them apart from locational decision problems.
Part 1: Theoretical and Conceptual Issues. 1. Introduction. Jean-Claude Thill. 2. Spatial Multicriteria Decision Analysis. Jacek Malczewski. 3. Developing Web-based GIS/MCE: Improving Access to Data and Spatial Decision Support Tools. Steve Carver. 4. Spatial Dimensions in Multicriteria Analysis. Marjan van Herwijnen and Piet Rietveld. Part 2. Locational Decision Making and Analysis. 5. Equitable Approaches to Location Problems. Michael M. Kostreva and Wlodzimierz Ogryczak. 6. Application of a Multiple Criteria Trade-off Approach to Spatial Decision Making. Piotr Jankowski, Alexander V. Lotov, and Dimitri Gusev. 7. GDSS in Highway Planning: Their Use and Adoption. David M. Morin. 8. Urban Land Management in Transition Economies: A Decision Support Prototype for Shanghai. Jean-Claude Thill and Xiaobai Yao. 9. The Strategic Identification of Suitable Land for Low Income Housing: A Case Study from South Africa. Sharon M. Biermann. 10. South African Patterns of Inequality and Reform Relating to Socio-Economic Status and Access to Services. Brian O’Leary. Part 3. Systemic Decision Making and Analysis. 11. Après Moi le Déluge: Multicriterion Problems in Multiregional Water Resources Decision Making. René F. Reitsma. 12. Distributed Knowledge, Distributed Processing, Distributed Users: Integrating Case-based Reasoning and GIS for Multicriteria Decision Making. Deena Clayton and Nigel Waters. 13. Geographic Tools for Decision Making in Watershed Management. Nadine Martin, Benoît St-Onge, and Jean-Philippe Waaub. 14. GIS-Approach for Land Suitability Assessment in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Forest Development Project in Mexico. Luis A. Bojórquez-Tapia, Salomón Díaz-Mondragon, and Paola Gómez-Priego. 15. Exploring the Potential of Multi-Criteria Spatial Decision Support System for Sustainable Land-Use Planning and Design. Marianne L. MacDonald and Brenda G. Faber.
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