الأربعاء , أبريل 17 2024

An Assessment of Authorized Car Wash Site Suitability Using a GIS-based Modeling in Khartoum City, Sudan

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The goal of this study is to assess the ability of existing car washing stations in Khartoum City using an ArcMap suitability modeling tool. Methods: In Khartoum, an increasing number of vehicle wash stations were opened every day. The main criteria are; street, the slope, the hospitals, the police station, and the school, which have been used to build a model of suitability based on weight overlay in ArcGIS 10.4. The findings revealed two evaluation tendencies. One tendency involves business centers that are located on main roads but are adjacent to residential areas, while another involves business centers that have rezoned residential plots without consideration for ideal site requirements for the environment. There are locations that would be appropriate for vehicle wash centers, according to the final suitability map. On a scale of 1 to 5, less than 30% of the study area is considered suitable for a new car wash regarding class 5. On the other hand, significant areas available for car wash development in the second value of suitability 4, but as a second ranked suitability. The assessment was accomplished by comparing the final suitability map of car washing centers to the layers which represented them.

Keywords: Car wash centers, Suitability analysis, Suitability modeling, Criteria.

Dr. Ibrahim M. ELTOM, Associate professor in GIS and RS applications, Environment and Biogeography, Department of Environment and Ecology, University of Khartoum – SUDAN

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