Research Papers/Topics in Quantity Surveying

Site Suitability Analysis For Solid Waste Disposal In Enugu Urban Using Remote Sensing And Geographic Information System

ABSTRACTIdentifying solid waste disposal sites and appropriately managing them is a big task to manydeveloping countries. This is a critical problem in Enugu urban in particular. The existing sitein Enugu urban is not sufficient in its capacity and it is damaging the environment due to itslocation, and the type of waste dumped, while the surrounding area is being irrigated. Due tothe expansion and urbanization developments in Enugu State, it badly needs to developcontrolled solid waste dumpin...

Optmisation Of Primary Heath Care Facility Location, Case Of Gweru District.

ABSTRACTAs access to health care is a human right in Zimbabwe it is expected that primary health facilities should be optimally located to serve demand. It is therefore a challenge for the government and policy makers to provide primary health facilities which are optimally located to serve demand conveniently. This paper highlights a GIS method for optimising location of primary health care facilities. The study area is Gweru district in Zimbabwe. Using location allocation models in ArcGIS o...

Solid Waste Collection Management Information System For Gweru City Council

AbstractSolid waste alludes to all materials that are not prime items, for which the individual creating the material has no further use in terms of his or her own motivations for generation and utilization. In developing countries, Zimbabwe included, municipal authorities rely on poor methods and techniques in waste collection administration which are subjective and tend to increase operational costs of solid waste collection activities. Instead of maintaining vibrant information management ...

Location Theory Based Bio-energy Systems planning in site optimisation modelling – Manicaland (Zimbabwe

ABSTRACTIn as much as decision makers increasingly are turning to Geographical Information Systems toassist them with solving complex spatial problems, these systems on their own do not adequatelysupport decision making because they are lacking in analytical modelling capabilities, do noteasily accommodate variations in either the context or the process of spatial decision making.One response to these shortcomings is the development of spatial optimisation modellingtechniques which are explic...

The Use Of Object Oriented Image Analysis Automatic Extraction Of Unpaved Roads In Updating Road Maps: A Lesson For The Department Of The Surveyor General

AbstractThis paper exhibits a method for extraction of unpaved roads from high resolution Pleiadis satellite imagery using Object Oriented Image Analysis (OOIA). The study area is Woodlands in Gweru Zimbabwe. Using ENVI EX, a rule based classification was performed. Classification rules were made from unpaved roads properties, by utilizing combination between unique multispectral bands, principal components and also utilizing combination of geometric attributes like width, length, neighbor an...

Examining the relationship between road traffic accidents and the environmental factors using spatial statistics

AbstractThis research presents an approach to examine the relationship between road traffic accidents and the environmental factors using spatial statistics. Road accident data for this research study was acquired from Leeds City Council database for the years 2009 to 2016.Other used datasets were obtained from OSM and DivaGis websites.To examine spatial patterns of road traffic accidents in the city of Leeds, network kernel density estimation was used to determine the road accident hotspots ...

Spatial Electric Load Forecasting; A case of Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC), Mutare

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A Grounded Theory Approach To The Investigation Of Cadastral Activities And Processes Of Gweru Municipality

AbstractThis paper explores the power of Constructivist grounded theory methodology to discover the theory of the Gweru Cadastral processes and activities. The researcher used the tools and techniques of constructivist grounded theory to mine rich data at Gweru council which he then performed data analysis to yield analytic categories. The researcher then used these analytic categories to write the Gweru cadastral processes theory which he then compared with the theory within the domain of la...

Web Based City Engineering Services Fault Reporting System: A Case Study Of Gweru City Council Engineering Department Chapter 3: Methodology

ABSTRACTLocated in and forming part of their communities, councils are ideally positioned to search out the fine approaches to meeting local needs. Accountable for delivering an estimated eighty per cent (Andrew, et al., 2013) of public sector transactions of their areas, local authorities have a particular responsibility to design their services in probably the most accessible, monetary and ‘user-friendly’ manner. A critical function is to work intently with other public, private and vol...

A Grounded Theory Study Of The Implementation Of Spatial Data Infrastructure In Zimbabwe; The Professional Identity Perspective

ABSTRACTNeeds for spatial data are increasing due to the different uses it can be put to. Due to theprogress in digitalization, the volumes of data in various fields are accumulating quickly at anunprecedented speed. Different types of spatial resources come from different units but theymay be integrated effectively through SDI development so that users can easily obtain andapply the shared resources. Spatial Data Infrastructures (SDIs) enable access, sharing andpropagation of spatial data ne...

A Comparison Of Some Transformation Procedures For The Nigerian Geodetic Network

ABSTRACTThe relationship between global and local datums is usually established by determining the set of transformation parameters needed to transform the coordinates of points from one datum to the other.