Network geographic information system for landfill siting

Jehng-Jung Kao*, Hung Yue Lin, Wei Yea Chen

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-253
Number of pages15
JournalWaste Management and Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Geographic information system
  • Hypermedia
  • Internet
  • Landfill, siting
  • Mapping analysis
  • Multimedia
  • Municipal solid waste
  • Network
  • Taiwan

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