Spatial Planning And Decision Problem Types

Spatial decision problems unlike non-spatial decision problems represent explicitly location and spatial arrangements. The main characteristics of spatial decision problems include:
- multiple decision alternatives ranging from a few to many,
- the outcomes or consequences of the decision alternatives are spatially variable, each alternative is evaluated on the basis of multiple criteria,
- some of the criteria may be qualitative while others may be quantitative,
- there are typically more then one decision maker (or interest group) involved in the decision-making process,
- the decision makers have different preferences with respect to the relative importance of evaluation criteria and decision consequences,
- the decisions are often surrounded by uncertainty.

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