Use of GIS in Pedestrian Route Evacuation from Floods and Agent-based Models

John Black, Hitomi NAKANISHI, Parisa Pakzad

Research output: Contribution to conference (non-published works)Paper

Abstract

Natural disasters have underscored the need both to better plan and manage
regional road traffic associated with mass evacuations and to plan and
manage pedestrian evacuation routes away from buildings to safe havens.
In Australia, the state of the art for evacuation planning is the NSW State
Emergency Service (SES)’s Hawkesbury Nepean Flood Plan which utilises
the Timeline Evacuation Model together with agent-based evacuation
models and the Life Safety Model. Whereas evacuation route modelling by
car is well advanced practical applications of pedestrian route evacuation
models remain limited. This research project reviews the alternative ways
of modelling pedestrian route evacuation and aims to develop a simple
prototype mathematical model for application. In this paper, a brief outline
of the GIS-based model is presented and future research is outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-12
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event15th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management - University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 11 Jul 201714 Jul 2017
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Conference

Conference15th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management
Abbreviated titleCUPUM 2017
CountryAustralia
CityAdelaide
Period11/07/1714/07/17
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