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Journal:   SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF   2017 , Volume 9 , Number 3 ; Page(s) 39 To 58.

Evaluation of medical-relief centers by using GIS

Author(s):  Kazeminia Abdolreza*, Ezzatabadi Hamid, Torghi Mohammad Najaf
* Department of Civil Engineering, Sirjan University of Technology, Sirjan, Iran
Background: The unequal distribution of medical-relief centers in every urban area in times of crisis has brought many problems and caused waste of material and human resources, as well as the urbanization problems of citizens. The most important objective of this research is to evaluate the spatial distribution of medical-relief centers and locating new centers with the design of the geometric network of urban roads to determine the nearest center and the best route to the accident site in Kerman. Method: In this research, four qualitative matrices of utility, adaptability, capacity, and dependence have been used in order to evaluate the spatial distribution of medical-relief centers according to the spatial nature of their criteria. Extracting the criteria for evaluation of medical-relief centers was done by Delphi method. These criteria include utility matrix (ground resistance), compatibility matrix 1-neighborhood to compatible uses: parks and green spaces, open land, religious centers and distances from main roads, 2-Neighborhood with incompatible uses: Major explosive industries such as gas and gas stations and military centers), capacity matrix criterion (population density), and criterion of dependency matrix, including distance from existing treatment centers. Each of these criteria was ranked according to inverse hierarchical analysis method and then it was modeled in GIS environment and by using analytical functions maps of appropriate places to create medical-relief centers in Kerman were prepared. Finally, after defining the reference ground for urban routes, by designing the geometric network of passages and defining the constraints for each path, such as the length of the route and the presence of the traffic lights, using the network analysis at the time required, it is easy to find the best approach to reach the nearest The relief center was assigned to the site of the incident. Findings: The number of medical-relief centers in Kerman is sufficient but in terms of location (accessibility radius), they are not in a good position. By integrating maps derived from criteria of utility, compatibility, capacity, and dependability matrix, the best place to build medical centers-Assignment was determined. Conclusion: The results of the research indicate that the most suitable places for the construction of medical-relief centers in 2, 3 regions of Kerman, respectively, should be considered as priorities in planning. Determining the relative importance (weight) of the criteria by means of the inverse hierarchical process (IHWP) showed that the criterion of utility matrix is of the highest importance and among the criteria of desirability of the scale of the risk of movement of the domain is the least important in determining the new places of medical-relief centers.
Keyword(s): Best route,Kerman,Inversion Hierarchical Weight Process,Medicalrelief centers
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Kazeminia, A., & Ezzatabadi, H., & Torghi, M. (2017). Evaluation of medical-relief centers by using GIS. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF, 9(3 ), 39-58.

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Kazeminia Abdolreza, Ezzatabadi Hamid, Torghi Mohammad Najaf. Evaluation of medical-relief centers by using GIS. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF. 2017 [cited 2021August01];9(3 ):39-58. Available from:

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Kazeminia, A., Ezzatabadi, H., Torghi, M., 2017. Evaluation of medical-relief centers by using GIS. SCIENTIFIC JOURNAL OF RESCUE AND RELIEF, [online] 9(3 ), pp.39-58. Available:

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