An environmental and earthquake sensitive planning approach requires a suitability evaluation based upon geo-environmental analysis before the planning phase. In land use evaluation analysis the local data from different disciplines must be synthesized as the priority and importance of the geo environmental criteria change according to the use of the site. Geographical information systems (GIS) using multiple criteria methods allow the determination of priorities and the importance of local/non-local data for the most efficient use of land. In this study six land use categories of Adana, one of the most earthquake prone provinces of Turkey, were determined by the use of an analytical hierarchical process (AHP) and GSI. These are high rise blocks, multi storey buildings, low storey buildings, industrial sites, waste disposal sites and green land.