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What is multi-criteria analysis?
Do you have large amounts of environmental,
social and economic data to consider in your decision-making?
Multi-criteria analysis (MCA) is a technique used to consider many different criteria when making a decision. MCA gives a logical, well-structured process to follow so different factors can be clearly identified and prioritised. It allows the alternative solutions being considered to be ranked in order of suitability.
What is it used for?
Spatial MCA is used for decisions with a geographical element, most often in site selection processes where multiple factors need to be considered. Eg.:
- Site location
- Land use
- Distance to areas of population
- Local area demographics
- Proximity to transport and road infrastructure
- Environmentally sensitive areas
Who uses it?
Spatial MCA can be used by any decision-maker needing to consider location – for tasks such as site selection and site management. For example:
- Natural resource managers
- Town planners
- Utilities managers
- Policy makers
- Emergency response managers
- Healthcare managers
How can GIS People help?
Our team of GIS specialists are highly experienced in performing simple and complex spatial MCA, using both vector and raster data. Our well-planned, logical approach to the spatial MCA method helps us assist our clients in making better quality decisions based on multiple environmental, social and economic data sets.
By using GIS People to perform spatial MCA our clients save time and money on their decision-making process, giving them clearer results and reasoning to share with stakeholders and the public.
GIS People uses combination of industrial-strength tools to conduct the MCA analysis:
- Esri’s ArcGIS
- MapInfo Professional
Expert understanding of the process, software and constraints is needed to ensure spatial MCA is performed correctly with meaningful results.
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