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International Journal of Geography and Regional Planning

An integrated GIS and spatial decision support system for market policy, analysis, research and development

Sumanta Das and Malini Roy Choudhury

Accepted 08 June, 2014.

Citation: Das S, Choudhury MR (2014). An Integrated GIS and Spatial Decision Support System for Market policy, Analysis, Research and Development. International Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 1(1): 002-010.

Copyright: © 2014 Das and Choudhury. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are cited.


There is always a growing consensus on the necessity of transforming GIS into real decision support tools. In this paper, we recommend the integration of GIS and Multi-criteria analysis methods for Market Policy, Analysis, Research and Development. We present the reasons that have led to this integration and a conceptual framework to facilitate it. It also provides a brief summary of applications and research issues for geo-spatial technologies. The paper summarizes important features, functions, capabilities for geographic technologies and finding out the proper location of new industries on the basis of site suitability analysis and its land and parcel information. It also represents a research and development and management strategy. In addition, business analysis and research topics for GIS have been discussed and analyzed. Opportunities for research are proposed including issues related to GIS management, organizational impacts, utility and facility management, collaborative issues, evaluations of decision-making effectiveness, and societal impacts in both developed and developing countries.

Keywords: GIS, spatial decision support systems, utility and facility management, market applications, business development

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