## A general approach to the 1-center problem.(English)Zbl 0615.90034

This paper studies the 1-center problem in general metric spaces. More specifically, properties of a lower bound proposed by P. M. Dearing and R. L. Francis [Transp. Sci. 8, 333-343 (1974)] are presented and a geometric algorithm is derived to solve some instances of the problem when the location space is $$R^ 2$$ and the distance is measured by a block norm.

### MSC:

 90B05 Inventory, storage, reservoirs