Rectangular Distance Location under the Minimax Optimality Criterion
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Various versions of the Weber problem deal with the location of facilities in a system with fixed destinations or customers. The object is to minimize the sum of transportation costs, which is represented as the sum of the weighted distances in the system. This paper finds the optimum location for facilities where the object is to minimize the maximum weighted distance in the system. Rectangular distances, which are more appropriate for urban transportation than straight line distances, are used in the model. Optimization is achieved through parametric linear programming.