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Towards Intelligent Engineering and Information Technology

Volume 243 of the series Studies in Computational Intelligence pp 719-734

An Intelligent GIS-Based Route/Site Selection Plan of a Metro-Rail Network

  • András FarkasAffiliated withFaculty of Economics, Budapest Tech

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Abstract

The goal in any route/site selection problem is to find the best location with desired conditions that meet predetermined selection criteria. In such a process, manipulation of spatial data of multiple criteria is essential to the success of the decision making. Conventional geographic information systems (GIS), while recognized as useful decision support technologies, do not provide the means to handle multiple decision factors. A GIS-based system, however, appropriately combined with spatial multi-criteria decision analysis (SMCA) techniques may become to be capable of transforming the geographical data into a decision. A hierarchical decision tree model is developed to join and prioritize the diverse engineering, economical, institutional, social and environmental objectives. An illustrative study of a metro-rail route/site selection process of an urban transportation project is also presented.

Keywords

Route/site selection metro-rail network geometric information system