Towards a typology of spatial decision problems

Salem Chakhar, Vincent Mousseau

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to establish a typology of spatial decision problems.
The proposed typology is based on the nature of the spatial entities that we
assign to potential spatial alternatives. Indeed, one alternative may be assimilated
to one atomic spatial entity (i.e., point, line, polygon, network) or to a combination
of several atomic spatial entities. The association between spatial entities and
potential alternatives imply that these last ones have all the characteristics and the
dimensions of the first and that are subject to the same spatio-temporal changes.
The proposed typology is particularly useful to develop tools for multicriteria spatial decision-aid.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe 58th Meeting of the European Working Group Multiple Criteria Decision Aiding, Moscow, Russia, October 9-11
PublisherEWG MCDA
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2003

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