Several Geocomputation Problems on Tourism Distribution Center Planning

  • 1. Geo-information Key Laboratory, ECNU, Shanghai 200062, China;
    2. Policy and Management Institute, CAS, Beijing 100080, China

Received date: 2002-05-29

  Revised date: 2002-12-27

  Online published: 2003-09-25

Supported by

National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.4990008


In this paper, firstly, Dredge's structure model of tourism region was developed as a base, and a hierarchical multi-center structure was suggested; secondly, the paper applies Airport model, multi-Weber's problem model and newsboy model in operational research respectively to study the choice of tourism distribution center, the profit maximization location of Tourism Service Facility and the optimization bed number. In order to carry out computation, this paper combines GIS technique with Visual Basic6.0 (VB). All the programs, which compute the choice of tourism distribution center (hub), the profit maximization location of Tourism Service Facility and the optimization bed number, are written by using VB, and finally geographical display and analysis function are completed by using MapObject Control. The core parts of the programs have been identified in this paper, including the choice of Tourism Distribution Center, the choice of Tourism Service Facility location, and the computation of optimization bed number. An application to Shangrao, China was shown in this paper.

Cite this article

DENG Yue, WANG Zheng, , LIU Yang, ZHOU Wei, LI Shan . Several Geocomputation Problems on Tourism Distribution Center Planning[J]. Acta Geographica Sinica, 2003 , 58(5) : 781 -788 . DOI: 10.11821/xb200305018


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