Journal of
Geography and Regional Planning

  • Abbreviation: J. Geogr. Reg. Plann.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2070-1845
  • DOI: 10.5897/JGRP
  • Start Year: 2008
  • Published Articles: 394

Full Length Research Paper

Spatial analysis of the petrol stations in Khan-Younis city using geographic information system (GIS) techniques

Odeh Jameel El Faleet
  • Odeh Jameel El Faleet
  • Al Quds Open University, Palestinian Territory Occupied, Palestine.
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  •  Received: 27 February 2017
  •  Accepted: 28 March 2017
  •  Published: 30 June 2017

Abstract

This study was conducted in Palestine, the Gaza strip in Khan Younis City. The study aimed at analyzing petrol stations locations in Khan Younis City. It used geographic information system (GIS) based multi standard analysis. 25 petrol stations are available in Khan Younis City, distributed in 11 neighborhoods. A preview was created about the different petrol stations in Khan Younis City. This outline includes the actual status map, default geographical status map, the standard distance for the distribution map, the directional distribution map, and Areas of specialization areal map, the Petrol stations in Khan Younis City. Spatial analysis of the distribution of Petrol stations was performed through basic 4 standards. The first standard is "The minimum distance between the location of the station and facilities of services (schools, hospitals, wedding halls, nursing homes, factories) for 80 m" show that there are 16 petrol station committed to the first standard, while 11 petrol station in violation of the first standard of 25 petrol station. The second standard is "The minimum distance between the location of the station and craft shops that use flame in its work for 10 m", show that there are 19 petrol station committed to the second standard, while the 6 petrol station in violation of the second standard of 25 petrol station. The third standard " The minimum distance between the location of the station and the limits of military facilities for 300 m, counted from the outer limits of the station" show that there are 21 petrol station committed to the third standard, while the 4 petrol station in violation of the third standard of 25 petrol station. The fourth standard is “The horizontal distance between the station boundaries and the electricity high pressure lines not less than 10 m" show that there are 24 petrol station committed to the fourth standard, while the 1 petrol station in violation of the fourth standard of 25 petrol station standard. And finally the researcher found a direct correlation relationship between population density and the number of stations in every neighborhood.

Key words: Spatial analysis, geographic information system (GIS), petrol, station, Khan-Younis.