ISSN: 1813-0410

Keywords : Selection site

Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Primary School Site Selection in Al-Mahaweel district Using GIS Technique

Khalid Ahmed Ali

journal of kerbala university, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 342-350

Site selection is the process of finding sites that meet the requirements set by the selection criteria. The long-term and success sustainability of planning school, finding the appropriate school locations is challenging and an important. This study aims to develop a primary school site selection model using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) integrated new approach. It was carried out by Geographic Information Systems and multi-criteria evaluation model (MCEM). Different criteria were used to suggest a number of potential primary school sites using a spatial analysis, which is the new school should be away from existing schools and the major roads, a new site should also be reliably flat land and on certain types of land use. The population factor of the age group less than 14 years was included as a factor to choose the suitable location. As a result, the final suitability map indicates that 18 % of the study area is suitable for a primary school site, 73% moderately suitable, and 9% of the study area under unsuitable.