The Use of AHP to Prioritize Five Waste Processing Plants Locations in Krakow
AbstractThe purpose of the paper is to use the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) to determine the prioritization of areas designated for infrastructure investments. The research was carried out using an example of a municipal solid waste incineration plant in Kraków. Based on research tests conducted on actual field data, this paper proves that spatial information systems can be a useful source of information in decision-making processes related to the assessment of the location of an investment project with a function so important for the natural environment and maintaining the principle of sustainable development. Owing to the development of technologies such as remote sensing and GIS, the obtained data are of high quality, and the possibility for processing and making them available in real time makes them up to date. The research methodology for selecting areas for a well-defined purpose includes five separate stages: Defining the parameters, acquiring data from spatial information systems, data standardization, criteria weighting by the analytic hierarchy process (AHP), calculation of the coefficient of area suitability for the location of a particular facility, and its graphic representation on a map. The final result is the ranking of areas in terms of suitability for the implementation of an infrastructural project i.e., the construction of a municipal waste incineration plant.
|Journal series||ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, ISSN 2220-9964, (N/A 70 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.85|
|Keywords in English||spatial analysis; visualization; spatial planning; location; natural environment; GIS|
|ASJC Classification||; ;|
|License||Journal (articles only); author's original; ; after publication|
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 1.229; : 2018 = 1.84 (2) - 2018=2.022 (5)|
|Finansowanie||This research was created as part of the statutory research of the Department of Land Surveying, University of Agriculture in Kraków, No. SUB/2019 ‐ 0318000000‐D310.|
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