Landfill Site Selection Using Spatial Information Technologies: A Case Study for Bodrum District

Nehteparov C., Avşar E. Ö.

Turkish Journal of Geographic Information Systems, vol.3, no.1, pp.31-39, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Geographic Information Systems
  • Journal Indexes: Asos İndeks
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-39
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


With the rapid increase of the world's population, waste production is also increasing exponentially. Although these wastes must be disposed of in landfill sites under control according to national and international decrees, some of the waste is still disposed of in wild irregular landfill sites. Environmental pollution and health risks occur as a result of these wild irregular landfill sites. Besides, criteria need to be considered for suitable areas that solid waste landfill sites to be built. One of the areas where solid waste is disposed of in wild irregular landfill sites is the Bodrum district of Muğla province. In this study, related literature for criteria selection was reviewed and analysis for the study area has performed. Since national and international regulations differ for restricted areas, common approaches in the reviewed studies have been used to identify restricted areas. Furthermore; the weight of the criteria was determined according to the usage frequency of each criterion in the literature. As the result, the reclassification maps according to each criterion and the site selection map obtained by weighting all the criteria were produced by the means of the spatial analysis methods of Geographical Information Systems.