I have a large lot (many acres) in in which I need to place as many smaller polygons (buildings) as possible. I have four buildings types.
Additionally, I must meet some minimum rules: aliment and clearances.
Clearance: there are two lengths from the lot's boundary and the other between buildings
Alignment: buildings must be align such roads with specific, constant width, could run either E-W or N-S directions.
Any suggestions or advice will be highly appreciated
Bin packing algorithms is one area to google.
Is there any implementation in GIS software? None worth noting
Will it require coding? Most definitely
Suggestions? 'Humanware' is going to be able to make the unconscious decisions about number and placement within any confined space. Map out an approximation from you mind's eye then re-examine it.
This is totally not a New to GIS given the base knowledge overhead from these two study areas