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Study on Locations of High Schools based on Proximity and Connectivity: a case study in Istanbul, Turkey

Devkota, Gyanendra Raj (2010) Study on Locations of High Schools based on Proximity and Connectivity: a case study in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Abstract:Accessibility has become the guiding principle in service planning from the last half century. In recent years interest in accessibility has increased due to multiple theories that describe the centrality of any location. With the aim to produce the composite index of accessibility form one place to others, the two measures namely proximity and connectivity are used for assessing locational behaviour, which gives the measure of how easy or difficult to have access on any other location from it. The proximity also called generic concept of accessibility defines how proximate or near an individual is to the opportunities. Here comes the cost which measures the nearness of individuals with the opportunities. Connectivity measures the total distance from one segment of street to all others segments. The shortest distance in network from a location to all other locations in planer graph measures the accessibility of the location. The results of this study show that different theories of accessibilities can be combined together to study the facilities like high schools. By quantifying and measuring the centrality indices of high schools location and the segments of streets using different measures of local and global in scale are carried in the research. This provides the theoretical base for planning high schools using the contour measure and syntactical analysis can have added value in determining the locations in future.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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