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Arc routing using geographic information system for transportation: an application in urban solid waste system

Author(s): Renato da Silva Lima | Josiane Palma Lima | Thiago Vitali De Vito Silva

Journal: Journal of Transport Literature
ISSN 2238-1031

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 180;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: geographic information system for transportation | arc routing | urban solid waste

The objective of this paper is to use the Geographic Information System (GIS) as a routing tool for urban solid waste (USW) systems. The data from the vehicle used in the USW collection system was put in the GIS database, obtained directly from the company responsible for the service in Itajubá city (MG). With this data, scenarios of the routing system were simulated in GIS, using the GIS ArcRouting algorithm. The goal of the simulations was to evaluate the quality of the current route system and sought solutions that minimize the distance covered by the vehicles and, consequently, the reduction of the involved costs. The general results showed the GIS ArcRouting algorithm to be adequate and as obtaining good results, since that the most important problem’s variables (tax of waste generation and vehicle speed) are attained with precision.
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