A Web-Application for Measuring Spatial Accessibility in Health Planning

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Abstract. The planning of health care facilities and the analysis of the medical care situation are complex topics that generally involve geographical and, specifically, settlement topographical, methodological, data-driven aspects. However, formal analyses and planning in the field of healthcare usually only touch on the aspects or do not fully include some of them. As a result, the complex situation is often not accurately. This paper addresses the multidimensional challenges planners and analysts face. Solutions to overcome these hurdles thanks to improved data availability and more advanced technical and methodological possibilities are presented. For this purpose, a Web-Application is proposed that enables planners without GIS knowledge to interact with method components via parameter adjustments. Subsequently, it is examined whether the technical prerequisites for the implementation of a Web-Application for health planning, in particular for outpatient demand planning and analysis, are given and make a proposal for implementation. Finally, the advantages, disadvantages and possible complications of using this Application in health planning and analysis, including critical points of implementation, will be addressed.


Original languageEnglish
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023


Title26th AGILE Conference on Geographic Information Science
SubtitleSpatial data for design
Abbreviated titleAGILE 2023
Conference number26
Duration13 - 16 June 2023
Degree of recognitionInternational event
LocationTU Delft

External IDs

ORCID /0009-0000-9858-7230/work/145223330
ORCID /0000-0002-9016-1996/work/145224165
Mendeley 46e51423-b4e7-37c3-a8aa-611ecc7112a1



  • Spatial Accessibility, Health-Planning, FCA, Spatial Decision Support Systems, Räumlicher Zugang, Bedarfsplanung, Gesundheitsplanung, Entscheidungsunterstützungssysteme