WIT Press


Integrated Geographical Information System (GIS) For Urban Solid Waste Management

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

39

Pages

11

Published

2000

Size

1,299 kb

Paper DOI

10.2495/URS000181

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

A.C. Caputo & P.M. Pelagagge

Abstract

The general architecture of a GIS-based software tool for computer aided design of urban solid waste management systems is presented. In particular, the developed software assists the user during the planning phase of separate waste collection, including waste generation forecasting, logistics, vehicle routing issues and economic analysis. An important feature of the model is its ability to calculate realistic waste generation rates and distribution starting from geographical and population density information. Moreover, it provides rapid interactive analyses of alternative management scenarios for decision makers. 1 Introduction Urban solid waste management is a critical issue in most countries, requiring an integrated system approach to be faced in an effective manner. Solid waste management system

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