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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 6 | Page No.: 1265-1274
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2006.1265.1274
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Transferring the Eigenvector Obtained by the Method of Analytic Hierarchy Process to Maps

Tulay Cengiz and Hayran Celem

In this research, it has been aimed to determine the areas to be given priority in usage for the rural development of the village Alpagut, Bolu, with Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), a decision-making method through using multicriteria. In this research, contrary to other researches done on this issue, it has been recommended that the eigenvector obtained by means of a particular approach as a result of the AHP, should be used for transferring some sociocultural data related with this area to maps. In this way, it has been achieved to transfer qualitative factors to maps. Decisions of alternative land use have been determined as recreation-tourism, meadow-pasture and field-garden in consideration of the ecological properties of the village Alpagut, chosen as the research area. Factors affecting the study have later been grouped as; cultural factors, natural factors and objective and policies of land use according to the method of AHP and the subcriteria have been determined. Experts have been made to evaluate the determined criteria and the values of weight have been determined in consideration of these evaluations. In the AHP method, it has been explained with an example that the decision made by the experts can be the Suitability Coefficient (SC) of the area and that the data can be transferred to maps with the usage of this as SC in the formula (suitability point = suitability coefficient x suitability value) formed for suitability maps. It has been explained how the eigenvector values of the factors to be transferred to suitability maps can be used. As a result of the AHP method, recreation-tourism has been determined as the most suitable alternative of land use for the rural development of the village Alpagut. The second suitable land use has been discovered as field and garden agriculture and the third suitable area meadow-pasture.
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Tulay Cengiz and Hayran Celem , 2006. Transferring the Eigenvector Obtained by the Method of Analytic Hierarchy Process to Maps. Journal of Applied Sciences, 6: 1265-1274.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2006.1265.1274






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