SDSSsSpatial Decision Support Systems (operations research)
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In a SDSS, the modules will be specifically designed to handle spatially referenced data.
2) in those organizations that do use GIS, they all too often do not function effectively as SDSS because they are not used directly by decision makers.
Another advantage of an SDSS like Market Analysis is the ability to evaluate competitive situations.
In the area of location research, the SDSS need only identify correctly one new site, or further the development of an existing outlet and the system, data and operations have paid for themselves for many years.