Development of a GIS database for a solid waste collection system: A case study for the city of Istanbul-Turkey

Armagan B., Demir I.

FRESENIUS ENVIRONMENTAL BULLETIN, vol.13, no.9, pp.869-873, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.869-873
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Rapid improvements in the hardware and software for geographic information system (GIS) have enhanced its potential for solving various types of engineering and management problems. In this study, the network system, in order to establish a solid waste collection information system, has been formed in the ArcView GIS 3.2 environment as 11 layers. Towards this aim, an area with a dense activity of solid waste collection, which contains all of the graphical and verbal data and has approximately 220 km of roads, is chosen as the case study area. It includes some parts of the Besiktas, Beyoglu and Sisli districts of Istanbul in Turkey. Fieldwork has been conducted in the area initially and the number and locations in the streets of all the containers in the area, the numbers of all buildings, traffic signs and directions and the needed specifications of the collection vehicles and the factors affecting the solid waste collection vehicles speed have been determined.