UC Davis Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program Third Quarter
UC Davis Horticulture Collaborative Research Support Program, Horticulture, Research, Business, Darcy Boellstorff
Some of the first GIS analyses done were for village locations using a location-allocation approach. We often consider location to be the most important factor in a successful organization. Given that villages provide a set of demand points for the need for transportation (of agricultural goods), farm inputs, processing, etc., the goal of using a method of analyses to determine best allocation is to locate new facilities that can supply the demand points. In this case, demand points being villages. ArcGIS provides a tool “location-allocation” that simultaneously addresses the two-fold problem of locating facilities and allocating demand points (villages) to those facilities.