National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis
Unit 59 - Spatial Decision Support Systems
- Author(s): Unit 59, CC in GIS
- Densham, Paul
- Editor(s): Goodchild, Michael F.
- Kemp, Karen K.
- et al.
This unit describes the concept, components and application of spatial decision support systems (SDSS). Using an example decision task—selecting a site for a retail store—it illustrates the nature of many spatial decision tasks as ill-defined or semi-structured and how SDSS can facilitate the decision-making process.