Optimal location selection for electrical vehicle charging stations using GIS

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Yomralıoğlu T.

7th International Conference on Cartography and GIS, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 18 - 23 June 2018, pp.340-345

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Sozopol
  • Country: Bulgaria
  • Page Numbers: pp.340-345
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The reduction of the environmental negative effects in the world we live in makes the life process better. Charging stations are needed for the widespread use and efficient use of electric vehicles, which have both positive environmental and economic benefits. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an important decision support system that enables both semantic and spatial data to be managed and analyzed at the same time. Besides GIS, using the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) of the Multi-Criteria Decision-Making Methods (MCDM), the electric vehicle charging station location were selected in case study areas in Istanbul, Turkey. Criteria that have economic, environmental and social effects in the study were determined to take into account the characteristics of the study area and analyses were carried out. The results obtained from the study were evaluated according to the charging station suitability to produce scientifically based output products that would benefit decision makers.