Proceedings of the 2014 conference ICT for Sustainability

Big Data GIS Analytics Towards Efficient Waste Management in Stockholm

Authors
Hossein Shahrokni, Bram Van der Heijde, David Lazarevic, Nils Brandt
Corresponding Author
Hossein Shahrokni
Available Online August 2014.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.17How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Big Data Analytics, GIS, Smart Cities, Transportation, Waste Management
Abstract
This paper presents preliminary findings from a big data analysis and GIS to identify the efficiency of waste management and transportation in the City of Stockholm. The aim of this paper is to identify inefficiencies in waste collection routes in the city of Stockholm, and to suggest potential improvements. Based on a large data set consisting of roughly half a million entries of waste fractions, weights, and locations, a series of new waste generation maps was developed. This was the outcome of an extensive data curation process, followed by batch geocoding of the curated entries. Thereafter, the maps were generated that describe what waste fraction comes from where and how it is collected. Finally, a preliminary analysis of the route efficiency was conducted. Maps of selected vehicle routes were constructed in detail and the efficiencies of the routes for the first half of July 2013 were assessed using the efficiency index (kg waste/km). It is concluded that substantial inefficiencies were revealed, and a number of intervention measures are discussed to increase the efficiency of waste management, including a shared waste collection vehicle fleet.
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Proceedings
ICT for Sustainability 2014 (ICT4S-14)
Part of series
Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
August 2014
ISBN
978-94-62520-22-6
ISSN
2352-538X
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-14.2014.17How to use a DOI?
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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