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Assessment of Cluster Suitability for Clustering of Villages: a Conceptual Framework


Nitish Kumar , Amity University, Haryana


Cluster, GIS, Weighted Overlay


India's development is trending towards Smart Development of settlements. These settlements need special focus based on different criteria for evaluation. Geographical information system (GIS) and Multi criteria evaluation are the most common techniques used to analyze different suitability including urban areas as well as rural areas. This paper basically gives a conceptual framework for clustering of villages based on different parameters. GIS are mainly used for creating interactive queries (user-created searches), analyze spatial information, edit data in maps, and present the results of all these operations. Population and production factors are two broad parameters have been considered in cluster suitability analysis. Cluster suitability in ArcGis has been carried out based on agricultural productivity, employment density, regional connectivity, forest cover and cropping intensity. For this clustering, Sehore district has been taken as a case study.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I60192
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 6
Publication Date: 01/09/2017
Page(s): 368-370

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