American Journal of Applied Sciences

Using GIS for Retail Planning in Jeddah City

Abdulkader A Murad

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2007.821.827

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 4, Issue 10

Pages 821-827


The aim of this paper was to identify the possibilities of using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) in retail planning field. A spatial database was created for one major retail center called Cornaish center in Jeddah city, Saudi Arabia. The results of the GIS analysis covers three retail planning issues called Proximity to retail center, retail demand characteristics and spatial interaction between retail demand and supply.


© 2007 Abdulkader A Murad. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.