GIS-SUPPORTED MAPPING OF SUITABLE PARKING AREAS USING AHP METHOD: THE CASE OF KONYA
- Necmettin Erbakan University, Faculty of Engineering, Geomatics Engineering, Konya, Turkey
Keywords: Parking Areas, Site Selection, Spatial Analysis, Geographic Information System, Analytical Hierarchy Process
Abstract. The increase in the number of vehicles with the increasing population has caused the problem of parking insufficiency. This problem necessitate situation analysis of existing parking areas and site selection analyses for new parking areas. It is possible to make suitable site selections with spatial analysis supported by Geographic Information System (GIS). In this study, available parking areas in Selçuklu district of Konya province were evaluated and suitable parking areas were determined in line with the needs. The criteria affecting the parking areas site selection were determined and the importance levels of the criteria were detected by using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) which is one of the Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) methods. Density analyses were carried out with GIS and suitable parking areas map was produced considering the criteria weights obtained.