Title

Beyond the random location of shopping malls: A GIS perspective in Amman, Jordan

Source of Publication

Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services

Abstract

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd The purpose of this research is to examine shopping mall location selection in the area of West Amman in Jordan. Following the Time-Resistance Approach, ArcGIS's Network Analyst tool was used to calculate the distance in terms of minutes to reach each shopping mall using Geographical Information Systems (GIS) techniques. Results The area under study, which covers multiple sub-districts, suffers from excessive oversupply, due to the lack of established planning criteria and regulations, which in turn has resulted in high population-to-retail-area-ratio. This result was further supported by referring to other evaluation criteria, including the planning criteria used in other countries such as UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Document Type

Article

First Page

30

Last Page

37

Publication Date

1-1-2017

DOI

10.1016/j.jretconser.2016.09.006

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