About this book
This book presents essential information on modern location science – in a word, all you need to know about location. The second edition of this handbook has been fully revised throughout, with numerous updates and chapters added, to offer an even more comprehensive overview of methods and applications.
The book is divided into three parts: basic concepts, advanced concepts and applications. Written by the most respected specialists in the field and thoroughly reviewed by the editors, it first lays out the fundamental problems in location science and provides readers with basic background information on location theory. Part II covers advanced models and concepts, broadening and expanding on the content presented in Part I. It also discusses important tools to help readers grasp and solve real-world location problems. Part III focuses on the links between location science and other areas like GIS, telecommunications, healthcare, rapid transit networks, districting problems and disaster events, and presents a wide range of applications to allow readers to understand the role of facility location in such areas and learn how to handle real-world location problems.
The book is intended for researchers working on theory and applications involving location problems and models. It is also suitable as a textbook for graduate courses on facility location.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Location Science
Francisco Saldanha da Gama
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32177-2
- Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics Mathematics and Statistics (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-32176-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-32179-6
- eBook ISBN 978-3-030-32177-2
- Edition Number 2
- Number of Pages XVII, 767
- Number of Illustrations 65 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
Operations Research, Management Science
Operations Research/Decision Theory
Geographical Information Systems/Cartography
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