James Ciarrocca, M.S.
Douglas M. Flewelling, Ph.D.
Multiple professions require the proficiency of accurately calculated routes. The use of efficient snow plow routes is essential for clearing the streets in a cold-climate metropolis. For this case study of snow plow routing for the city of Washington, D.C., man-made geographic boundaries were analyzed to determine their influential role in generating resourceful routes. Complex variables, such as turning impedances, multiple passes and many more, were input into a geographic information system (GIS) in order to test the software’s capabilities. The GIS software created reliable results for adequately clearing the streets of Washington, D.C.
Bingham, B. V. (2008). Route Planning: Winter Applications (Master's thesis, University of Redlands). Retrieved from http://inspire.redlands.edu/gis_gradproj/9