A Method of Location Selection for Rural Highway Transportation Service Facilities Based on GIS

  •  Lili Huang    
  •  Shuangying Xu    
  •  Languang Lu    
  •  Liangfei Xu    
  •  Yanjing Li    
  •  Yaping Zhang    


To efficiently organize and optimize travel modes, meet safe, convenient and comfortable travel requirements for passengers, and promote the sound development of transportation infrastructure on rural highways, this paper reviews the common location selection methods for highway passenger stations, and compares the advantages and disadvantages of existing methods. Using rural highway passenger station as the research subject, we proposed a scientific, systematic and practical method for location selection based on GIS (Geographic Information System) technology. At the same time, we used AHP (Analytic Hierarchy Process) to establish, and to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the model—in a scientific and rational framework—to determine the location of the stations. Location input data collected by this method are comprehensive, accurate and quickly-calculated. The entire site selection process is visualized in the form of pictures, which provides a method and theoretical reference value in the future for site selection construction on Rural Highway Transportation Service Facilities. Herein, this paper uses passenger stations as a research object and uses the stated methods above to achieve the desired results.

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