Document Type : Research Paper


1 Ph.D. in Sport Management, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Mazandaran, Iran

2 Associate Professor in Sport Management, Mazandaran University, Babolsar, Mazandaran, Iran

3 Assistant Professor in Construction, Civil Engineering, shomal university, Amol. Mazandaran, Iran


The main objective of land management and planning is to distribute economic, social, demographic and hidden and capacious processes according to changes in time and needs. Determination the optimal location for sport places is an important task of urban planners and decision-makers, this study was conducted with the purpose of the spatial distribution of sports venues by using geographic information system and according to the data, obtain desired pattern for new sports venues. This study was descriptive- analytic and applied that by the field method was carried out in the study Karaj metropolis was conducted fieldwork area. Study includes indoor swimming pools available for public (27 cases). In analyzing the metrics, analysis of hierarchical location was valued. The geo reference of geographical data in the GIS software Formed, Using the overlay function layers based on the relative weight (derived from pairwise comparisons), research study area was divided into five levels, and the position of each of the indoor swimming pools over the whole surface was measured. At the end the areas that were in pretty good range introduced as places for construction of new sport facilities. The results showed that spatial distribution of Karaj pools is more favorable and appropriate. Finally based on results, introduced 11 locations for construction of new pools.


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