Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Primary School Site Selection in Al-Mahaweel district Using GIS Technique
journal of kerbala university,
2018, Volume 14, Issue 1, Pages 342-350
AbstractSite 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.
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