40 Parks in 40 Days
Author(s): Bernard Traphan
In a traveling salesman problem variant, GIS is leveraged to produce aggressive travel itineraries, including visiting over 61 points of interest covering 8000 miles in 24 days. This paper presents ArcGIS Server enhancements to online travel tools in support of the Joint Information Operations Warfare Commandís (JIOWC) worldwide mission requiring large amounts of temporary duty (TDY) travel. The Field Operating Guide (FOG) application prototype developed identifies travel problems along three functional components and provides spatial solutions to them. A proof of concept is demonstrated to optimize travel decisions in regards to cost, congestion, and time. This is accomplished along the spatial components of finding lodging on a TDY, organizing stops on the TDY, and maneuvering the sub-network that exists at each TDY stop. By engaging in pre-trip planning on these components, particular aspects of travel can be up to 30 times more efficient in regards to both time and cost.
Joint Information Operations Warfare Command
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