Spatial Analysis of Public Services (schools) in Nablus City Using the Tool of Geographic Information System (GIS)

Taher J.T. Moghayer, Ali Abdelhamid, Wang Xingping
This paper basically aims to study the existing public services (schools) in Nablus city in terms of their capability, distribution and suitability for the urban expansion and population growth in the city. This paper includes a comprehensive survey of all schools in the city in order to provide a database of this service, in addition to data about the number of students, teachers and architectural characteristics of the building and their services. It also measures the level of satisfaction of such public services was measured through the results of the questionnaire distributed to a random sample of students. The methodology of the study was based mainly on the descriptive and analytical research methods by using the tool of Geographic Information System (GIS) and the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) as well as using certain geographic models like nearest neighbor analysis. The results of the study indicated the existence of randomness in the distribution of schools in Nablus city due to the absence of proper planning and reference to planning regulations. In addition, the study showed the lack of efficiency and capability of such services.

Keywords

spatial analysis , GIS, Schools, Palestine, spss

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