publication . Bachelor thesis . 2011

Strategic Placing of Field Hospitals Using Spatial Analysis

Rydén, Magnus;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: KTH, Geoinformatik och Geodesi
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Humanitarian help organisations today may benefit on improving their location analysis when placing field hospitals in countries hit by a disasters or catastrophe. The main objective of this thesis is to develop and evaluate a spatial decision support method for strategic placing of field hospitals for two time perspectives, long term (months) and short term (weeks). Specifically, the possibility of combining existing infrastructure and satellite data is examined to derive a suitability map for placing field hospitals. Haut-Katanga in Congo is used as test area where exists a large variety of ground features and has been visited by aid organisations in the past ...
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free text keywords: MCE, Remote sensing, dasymtric mapping, field hospitals, msf, wms, fjärranalys, dasymetric mapping, fältsjukhus, läkare utan gränser, Other civil engineering and architecture, Övrig samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur
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