Applications of Location Analysis

  • H. A. Eiselt
  • Vladimir Marianov

Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 232)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. H. A. Eiselt, Vladimir Marianov, Joyendu Bhadury
    Pages 1-22
  3. Business

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Ayfer Başar, Özgür Kabak, Y. İlker Topçu, Burçin Bozkaya
      Pages 25-54
    3. Joyendu Bhadury, Mark L. Burkey, Samuel P Troy
      Pages 55-83
    4. Ines Arnolds, Stefan Nickel
      Pages 109-152
  4. Public Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Richard L. Church, Matthew R. Niblett, Ross A. Gerrard
      Pages 155-171
    3. Richard L. Church, Matthew R. Niblett, Jesse O’Hanley, Richard Middleton, Klaus Barber
      Pages 173-190
    4. Tejswaroop Geetla, Rajan Batta, Alan Blatt, Marie Flanigan, Kevin Majka
      Pages 191-222
    5. Vedat Verter, Yue Zhang
      Pages 223-241
    6. Ricardo Giesen, Paulo Rocha E Oliveira, Vladimir Marianov
      Pages 273-289
  5. Enforcement and First Responders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Alan T. Murray
      Pages 293-306
    3. Monica Gentili, Pitu B. Mirchandani
      Pages 307-327
    4. Victor Bucarey, Fernando Ordóñez, Enrique Bassaletti
      Pages 329-347
    5. Ronald Pelot, Amin Akbari, Li Li
      Pages 369-402
    6. John E. Bell, Stanley E. Griffis
      Pages 403-433
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 435-437

About this book


This book, companion to Foundations of Location Analysis (Springer, 2011), highlights some of the applications of location analysis within the spheres of businesses, those that deal with public services, and applications that deal with law enforcement and first responders.  While the Foundations book reviewed the theory and first contributions, this book describes how different location techniques have been used to solve real problems. Since many real problems comprise multiple objectives, in this book there is more presence of tools from multicriteria decision making and multiple-objective optimization.

The section on business applications looks at such problems as locating bank branches, the potential location of a logistics park, sustainable forest management, and layout problems in a hospital, a much more difficult type of problem than mere location problems.

The section on public services presents chapters on the design of habitats for wildlife, control of forest fires, the location of intelligent sensors along highways for timely emergency response, locating breast cancer screening centers, an economic analysis for the locations of post offices, and school location.

The final section of the book includes chapters on the well-known problem of locating fire stations, a model for the location of sensors for travel time information, the problem of police districting, locations of jails, location of Coast Guard vessels, and, finally, a survey of military applications of location analysis throughout different periods of recent history.


Facility Siting Layout Problems Location Analysis Location Models Location Science Traffic Networks

Editors and affiliations

  • H. A. Eiselt
    • 1
  • Vladimir Marianov
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Business AdministrationUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileMaculChile

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