Location Theory and Decision Analysis: Analytics of Spatial Information Technology / Edition 2

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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 alsobe of interest to public policy programs that use geographic Information Systems and satellite imagery to support their analyses.

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A book/CD-ROM package integrating models for facilities siting and land-use, employing quantitative models, exercises, and case studies to explain procedures surrounding siting of such facilities as transportation terminals, warehouses, nuclear power plants, military bases, landfills, and emergency shelters. Covers economics, descriptive and prescriptive techniques, and multicriteria decision making, then reviews new ways to transmit and store spatial data. Appendices review mathematical tools. Of interest to urban planners, developers, geographers, and government officials. The accompanying CD-ROM contains software for remote-sensing image processing, facility-location and land-use models, and sample data sets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783642156625
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 10/20/2011
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 701
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.50 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE. 1. INTRODUCTION. 1. Objectives. 2. Determinants of Location. 3. The Role of Analysis. 4. Analytical Techniques. 5. Concluding Remarks. 2. ECONOMIC METHODS OF ANALYSIS. 1. Economic Constructs for Activity Allocation and Forecasting. 2. Econometric Modeling: Interregional Demographic Projections. 3. Economic Constructs for Cost-Benefit Estimation. 4. Utility Theory. 5. The Location Design. 6. Scale and Number of Public Facilities. 7. Spatial Location of a Facility. 8. Economic Basis of the Gravity-Based Spatial Allocation Model. 9. Concluding Remarks. 3. DESCRIPTIVE TOOLS FOR ANALYSIS. 1. An Example. 2. Descriptive Techniques: Another Example. 3. Simulation. 4. Stochastic Simulation. 5. Discrete Event Simulation. 6. Inventory Control Using Marginal Analysis. 7. Bayesian Analysis. 8. Econometric Approach. 9. Calibration. 10. Aggregate Versus Disaggregate Modeling. 11. The Gravity Model Revisited. 12. Spatial Interaction. 13. Quality of a Model Calibration. 14. Concluding Remarks. 4. PRESCRIPTIVE TOOLS FOR ANALYSIS. 1. A Typical Prescriptive Model. 2. Heuristic Solution Techniques. 3. Analytical Solution Techniques. 4. Integer of Mixed-Integer Programming. 5. Decomposition Methods in Facility Location. 6. Spatial Interactions: The Quadratic Assignment Problem. 7. Prescriptive Analysis in Facility Location: Data Envelopment Analysis. 8. Prescriptive Techniques in Land Use. 9. Concluding Remarks. 5. MULTICRITERIA DECISION MAKING. 1. Preference Structure. 2. SImple Ordering. 3. Exploring the Efficient Frontier. 4. Multicriteria Simplex (MC-Simplex). 5. Goal Setting. 6. Value Functions. 7. Value-Function Measurement Steps. 8. Mulitcriteria Decision Making and FacilityLocation. 9. A Taxonomy of Methods. 10. Domination Structures. 11. Collective Decision Making. 12. Concluding Remarks. 6. REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS. 1. Data in Spatial-Temporal Analysis. 2. Geographic Coding Systems. 3. Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 4. Selecting a GIS. 5. Remote Sensing Systems. 6. Digital Image Processing. 7. Digital Image Processing Software and Hardware. 8. Applications of Remote Sensing. 9. Spectral Versus Spatial Pattern Recognition. 10. A District Clustering Model. 11. Case Study of Image Classification. 12. Remote Sensing, GIS, and Spatial Analysis. 13. Concluding Remarks. EXERCISES AND PROBLEMS. 1. Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems. 2. Facility Location. 3. Location-Routing. 4. Activity Derivation, Allocation and Competition. 5. Land Use Models. 6. Spatial-Temporal Information. APPENDIX 1: REVIEW OF SOME PERTINENT OPTIMIZATION SCHEMES. 1. Linear Programming. 2. Network-With-Side-Constraints. 3. Langrangian Relaxation. 4. Benders' Decomposition. 5. Algorithms and Complexity. 6. Concluding Remarks. APPENDIX 2: REVIEW OF PERTINENT MARKOVIAN PROCESSES. 1. Poisson Process. 2. Field Data from Air Terminal. 3. M/M/1 Quere. 4. Queuing Systems. 5. Markovian Properties. 6. Markovian Properties of Dynamic Programming. 7. Markovian Decision Processes. 8. Recursive Programming. 9. Concluding Remarks. APPENDIX 3: REVIEW OF SOME PERTINENT STATISTICAL TOOLS. 1. Statistical Analysis: Basic Concepts. 2. Goodness of Fit Measures. 3. Linear Regression. 4. Analysis of Variance. 5. Using the Regression Equation. 6. Stepwise Regression. 7. Matrix Approach to Linear Regression. 8. Nonlinear Regression. 9. Concluding Remarks. APPENDIX 4: CONTROL, DYNAMICS, AND SYSTEM STABILITY. 1. Control Theory. 2. Calculus of Variations. 3. Variational Inquality. 4. Catastrophe Theory. 5. Compartmental Models. 6. System Stability. 7. Concluding Remarks. APPENDIX 5: DISCUSSION OF TECHNICAL CONCEPTS. APPENDIX 6: ACRONYMS/INDEX.
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