Title: Network geographic information system for landfill siting
Authors: Kao, JJ
Lin, HY
Chen, WY
National Chiao Tung University
Institute of Environmental Engineering
Keywords: landfill;siting;geographic information system;municipal solid waste;mapping analysis;Internet;network;multimedia;hypermedia;Taiwan
Issue Date: 1-Jun-1997
Abstract: A prototype network geographic information system (GIS) was developed to: (i) improve the effectiveness of a complex municipal solid waste landfill siting procedure; (ii) make siting-related information available to the general public; (iii) assist local environmental protection agencies in maintaining a GIS; and (iv) facilitate the central environmental protection agency in managing, instructing and evaluating the progress of a local siting. Siting analysis is performed with computerized mapping analysis to save time and effort of data processing. A multimedia network interface is provided for 24-hour local or remote access to the system from anywhere on the Internet. This networking capability allows a user without tools to utilize the system and to avoid the cost of system installation and training appropriate personnel to manage the system. Moreover, a case study for Miaoli is described. Environmental, social, economic and engineering feasibility issues are evaluated for the suitability of a candidate landfill site. (C) 1997 ISWA.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/wmre.1996.0081
ISSN: 0734-242X
DOI: 10.1006/wmre.1996.0081
Volume: 15
Issue: 3
Begin Page: 239
End Page: 253
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