Application of GIS for solid waste disposal site selection in Mashhad area

Category GIS & Remote sensing
Group GSI.IR
Location 23th symposium on geosciences
Holding Date 05 May 2008

      One of the main stages in waste management is concerned with proper selection site for the waste disposal. Inaccurate and non-basic site selection create environmental contaminates and become hazardous to human and environment heal. Landfill siting requires specific processing and evaluation on the spatial data, factors and constrains.
   This paper use the Geographical Information System (GIS) for processing and evaluating a significant amount of spatial data. Arcview 3.3 software was used for preparation themes, then create final map by Boolean and Index overlay models. Final map reflects to suitability area for purpose landfill site. Ultimately comparison was applied Boolean and Index overlay models. Finally two proposed suitable suites were confirm by GIS method and as well as by site investigation.