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Table 3 Weight assignments for thematic maps

From: Habitat suitability analysis for hippopotamus (H. amphibious) using GIS and remote sensing in Lake Tana and its environs, Ethiopia

Thematic maps/criteria Measure Straight rank Weight (n-rj + 1) Normalized weight Percentage influence %
Land use/land cove Types of LU/LC 1 5 0.333 33.3
Slope Degree of slope 2 4 0.266 26.7
Settlement disturbance Proximity in km 3 3 0.20 20
Grazing distance from resting water Proximity to the lake in km 4 2 0.133 13.3
Elevation From mean sea level (m) 5 1 0.067 6.7
  1. Expert’s and Researcher judgment (2014)