AM12-4 - Location-allocation modeling and p-median problems

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Author and Citation Info: 

DiBiase, D., DeMers, M., Johnson, A., Kemp, K., Luck, A. T., Plewe, B., and Wentz, E. (2006). Location-allocation modeling and p-median problems. The Geographic Information Science & Technology Body of Knowledge. Washington, DC: Association of American Geographers. (2nd Quarter 2016, first digital).

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the structure of origin-destination matrices
  • Explain Weber’s locational triangle
  • Assess the outcome of location-allocation models using other spatial analysis techniques
  • Compare and contrast covering, dispersion, and p-median models
  • Locate, using location-allocation software, service facilities that meet given sets of constraints
  • Explain the concepts of demand and service