Application of Multi-objective Shortest-Path and Allocation Analysis for Flood Prevention
Track: Disaster Management and Emergency Response
Author(s): Chen Hui-Wen, Chang Yu-Cheng, Huang Pi-Hui, Chang Chung-chi

Since the aftermath of typhoon Herb in 1996, all sorts of flood and drought followed in 2002 have claimed lives and countless property, which have imposed serious economic damage on the country. The collection of flood information is the basis for establishment of flood prevention system. It is anticipated that flood information management system will include flood insurance, flood warning, damage notification, and incorporation with GIS in the future to provide further capabilities.

This research makes use of the ArcGIS and mathematical programming, in accordance to the properties of a flood disaster, aiming pragmatically at the balance between the relief of a disaster and the shortest time for conveying the equipments, to construct the optimal model of the equipment's transportation and the mobilization of the emergency. The system could trace and manage more efficiently at the equipments in urgent of repair, reconstruct the state of the recovery.

Chen Hui-Wen
Feng Chia University, Geographic Information System Research Center
No. 100 Wenhwa Rd., Seatwen, Taichung, Taiwan 40724
Taiwan 40724
Phone: +886-4-24516669
E-mail: vona@gis.tw

Chang Yu-Cheng
Feng Chia University, Geographic Information System Research Center
No.100, Wenhwa Road
Taichung 407
Phone: +886-4-24516669
E-mail: ivan@gis.tw

Huang Pi-Hui
Feng Chia University, Geographic Information System Research Center
100,WenHwa RD.,
Taichung , Taiwan 100
Phone: 886-4-24516669
E-mail: pinky@gis.tw

Chang Chung-chi
Section chief, Information Center, Ministry of Interior, Taiwan, R.O.C.
No.4,Lane 469,Songjiang Rd
Taipei City , Taiwan 104
Phone: 886-2-2513224
E-mail: karic@ms2.hinet.net