Application of boolean logic and GIS for determining suitable locations for Temporary Disaster Waste Management Sites
Cheng Cheng, Russell G Thompson
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DISASTER RISK REDUCTION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2016
Temporary Disaster Waste Management Sites (TDWMS) play a very important role in post disaster waste management. The selection of candidate TDWMS can be regarded as a land suitability analysis problem. This article reviews literature related to waste management treatment facilities to identify the common processes and methods. Previous studies indicate that identifying and determining weighting criteria as well as mapping and overlapping standardised layers are the four main steps in this process. In this study, ArcGIS was used to conduct the land suitability analysis and the Modelbuilder function was applied to build the analysis model. In addition, Boolean logic was used to standardise the ..View full abstract
The authors would like to acknowledge support from the Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety (CDMPS) at The University of Melbourne.