Combination of Simple Additive Weighting (SAW) and Hierarchical Analysis Process (HAP) Methods for the Determination of Construction Suitability Zones in the Eastern Part of the Jijel Region (North East Algeria)

  • Karim RemoumEmail author
  • Azzedine Bouzenoune
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The objective of this study was to propose concepts allowing the establishment of an interactive system of decision support adapted to the conduct of territorial processes relative to the challenges of the different phases of decision making. To support effectively the problem of Territorial Planning which consists in the search for a surface satisfying at best some criteria among a set of variants, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and existing geotechnical data were analyzed and aggregated using MultiCriteria Decision Support (AMCD), namely the Simple Additive Weighting method (SAW) and the Analytic Hierarchy Process method (AHP). The combination of the two methods allowed us to make a concordance map to select the best suitable sites.


Geographic information system (GIS) Simple additive weighting (SAW) Hierarchical analysis process (AHP) Multi-criteria decision analysis (AMCD) ArcGis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Geological EngineeringUniversity Mohammed Seddik Ben Yahia of JijelJijelAlgeria

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