A GIS-based site selection system for real estate projects

Heng LI, Ling YU, Wai Lun Eddie CHENG

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Site selection is critical for planning a real estate development project. Different mathematical and statistical models have been applied to support real estate developers in selecting suitable sites for development projects. This paper presents a new approach to site location selection that makes use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that incorporates the utilization of the Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method called a GISbased site selection system. With the implementation of this system, users can determine the most suitable site objectively and visually. The paper also demonstrates an application of the system to a residential building project. Copyright © 2005 Edward Arnold (Publishers) Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-241
JournalConstruction Innovation
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


Li, H., Yu, L., & Cheng, E. W. L. (2005). A GIS-based site selection system for real estate projects. Construction Innovation, 5(4), 231-241. doi: 10.1108/14714170510815276


  • DEA
  • GIS
  • Real estate
  • Site selection


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