Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.
Mark P. Kumler, Ph.D.
Lighting balloons are increasingly being used to light up night activities, while providing a better aesthetic environment. Partex International in Singapore is the sole distributor of one such lighting balloon brand, called Airstar. Airstar lighting balloons have been used extensively for night related activities like events, construction work, rescue and movie sets. Partex was contracted to light up the circuit park of the Singapore Grand Prix F1 racing event with the Airstar lighting balloons. Due to the extent of coverage and lack of site information, Partex faced difficulty in finding the best positions to place their lighting balloons for optimum coverage. Hence, this project focused on creating GIS analyses tool that provide better placement solution for Partex. The two analyses covered in this project included: (1) a tool to find lighting priority zones based on Partex’s requirements; and (2) a tool that calculates total lighting coverage based on lux values of lighting balloons input by user. The end-product of the project included a web application with compiled tools and maps created by the project team for Partex’s easy access.
Shimei (Michelle), H. (2010). Lighting Balloon Suitability Analysis: Singapore Grand Prix Case Study (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/142