GIS-Based Route Planning for HAZMAT Transportation

  • Alexander Preda
  • Mauno Rönkkö
  • Stefan Pickl
  • Mikko Kolehmainen
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 413)


In this article we discuss the route planning of Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT). For HAZMAT transportation, safety and security is of utmost importance. Because of this, the route planning needs to consider potential risks and costs to find an optimal route for the transportation. It has been shown that the route planning is an NP hard problem. In this article, we approach the problem from a novel point of the view. As the main contribution, we present in this article a GIS-based route planing method that has many complementary advantages to graph-based route planning methods. We also illustrate the use of the method with a simple case study.


Hazardous Materials HAZMAT Transportation Route Planning GIS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Preda
    • 1
  • Mauno Rönkkö
    • 2
  • Stefan Pickl
    • 1
  • Mikko Kolehmainen
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Computer SciencesUniversity of Federal Armed Forces MunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Environmental ScienceUniversity of Eastern FinlandKuopioFinland

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