Game day emergency: a flow and vector based GIS stadium evacuation model

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dc.contributor Graettinger, Andrew J.
dc.contributor Senkbeil, Jason
dc.contributor.advisor Weber, Joe Paul, Dylan Robert 2017-03-01T17:23:44Z 2017-03-01T17:23:44Z 2015
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001919
dc.identifier.other Paul_alatus_0004M_12276
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has deemed anti-terrorism evacuation planning and simulation critically important for sport stadium security. In this study, a flow based geographic information system (GIS) vector evacuation model was built in ArcMap. The model was developed to compute a total evacuation time estimate (ETE) for The University of Alabama's football stadium in the event of a human-made hazard, among other purposes. Though a GIS based stadium evacuation model has already been published, this study sought to improve the limitations of that model, as well as to provide emergency management planners (EMPs) with additional tools to help them prepare for a variety of human-made hazards. The model was successful in those aims. The model yielded an ETE of 23.54 minutes and gave planners the use of the functions in ArcMap's Network Analyst extension, including seat-by-seat evacuation routes, service areas, and closest exit locations.
dc.format.extent 63 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Geography
dc.subject.other Geographic information science and geodesy
dc.subject.other Area planning and development
dc.title Game day emergency: a flow and vector based GIS stadium evacuation model
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Geography Geography The University of Alabama master's M.S.

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