On the Use of Weighted Linear Combination Method in GIS: Common and Best Practice Approaches

@article{Malczewski2000OnTU,
  title={On the Use of Weighted Linear Combination Method in GIS: Common and Best Practice Approaches},
  author={Jacek Malczewski},
  journal={Trans. GIS},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={5-22}
}
The weighted linear combination (WLC) technique is a decision rule for deriving composite maps using GIS. It is one of the most often used decision models in GIS. The method, however, is frequently applied without full understanding of the assumptions underling this approach. In many case studies, the WLC model has been applied incorrectly and with dubious results because analysts (decision makers) have ignored or been unaware of the assumptions. This paper provides a critical overview of the… CONTINUE READING
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