Carbon dioxide emissions in the construction of roads and railways
Track: Highways and Roads
Authors: Johan Schardin
In the early stages of planning infrastructure projects, it is important to compare the geotechnical costs in terms of carbon dioxide emissions between different alternatives.
Model Builder and 3D Analyst is used to coordinate and process data from the soil maps, CAD and DEM. Calculations are made in Excel and the results are presented in ArcGIS.
Planning of infrastructure projects is an example of when GIS can be used as a platform to take advantage of many different data sources.