GIS Risk Analysis of Hazardous Materials Transport

by Charles Anders, Associate; Dames & Moore, Phoenix, United States,
James Olsten, Associate; Dames & Moore, Phoenix, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: State and Local Issues in Transportation of Hazardous Waste Materials: Towards a National Strategy


The Geographic Information System (GIS) was used to assess the risks and vulnerability of transporting hazardous materials and wastes on the Arizona highway system. This paper discusses the methodology that was utilized, and the application of GIS systems to risk analysis problems.

Subject Headings: Risk management | Hazardous materials | Geographic information systems | Freight transportation | Information systems | Information management | Systems management | Transportation studies | Arizona | United States

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