International Journal of Electronics Communication and Computer Engineering
ISSN(Online): 2249 - 071X, www.ijecce.org, Submissions open
Research on Optimal Cemetery Location Selection using Approach of Fuzzy Set Theory and Analytic Hierarchy Process in Environment of Geographic Information System: a Case Study in Hung Ha District, Thai Binh province, Vietnam
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- AHP, Cemetery Site Selection, Fuzzy Set Theory, GIS, Land use Planning
- Xuan Linh Nguyen; Tien Yin Chou; Thanh Van Hoang; Yao Min Fang; Quoc Huy Nguyen
- Land use planning is an important tool for countries around the world to help regulate the land use process as well as ensure sustainable development. In Vietnam, the development and implementation of land use planning also face a lot of shortcomings and especially many of the positions that are strongly opposed by people because these locations often cause environmental pollution problems. In particular, the current land use planning in Vietnam still relies heavily on the experiences and subjective opinions of the planners but not on any specific scientific method. While cemetery is one of land use type that is often strongly protested by households living around, this study was conducted with the aim of proposing some optimal positions for land use planning of cemetery based on the application of methods including fuzzy theory which used to change reasonable score from scale of discrete to continuous one (ranging from 0 to 1) and Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method which utilized for weighting criteria and factors. The proposed process was implemented in the geographical information system environment with the support of GIS software. With a reasonable threshold of > 0.73 (reasonable level > 73%), this study proposed a large-area position (>25ha) in Diep Nong commune for the purpose of cemetery planning.