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GIS-Based Decision-Making Model for Road Maintenance with Vb.Net for Kabul City Roads

Fardeen Nodrat and Dongshik Kang
University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa, Japan

Abstract—Afghanistan is facing monumental challenges in dealing with road maintenance. Based on a survey conducted in 2009 by Japan International Corporation Agency JICA, from the total of 183.2 km secondary/city roads, 16.8 km, 11.5 km and 154.9 km are in fair, poor and very poor conditions respectively. Currently, a technology based road maintenance model is an essential need of the government. Considering the problem, ArcGIS have the capabilities of analyzing, collecting, storing, manipulating, displaying editing vector and raster data and Vb.Net language programming beside having so many resources is a fast and easy way to produce .Net-based suitable applications. In order to show the effectiveness and better adoption with ArcGIS, the developed model will be coded as ArcGIS environment and merge with the GIS platform. The aim of this research is to develop a decision-making model with Vb.Net and using it in ArcGIS platform which we could produce road network and thematic maps and prioritize the road maintenance activities. For better using and planning of the budget a deterioration model will be consists of the model. 

Index Terms—Kabul city, road maintenance, PCI, deterioration model, ArcGIS, Vb.Net

Cite: Fardeen Nodrat and Dongshik Kang, "GIS-Based Decision-Making Model for Road Maintenance with Vb.Net for Kabul City Roads," Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 199-203, August, 2017. doi: 10.12720/jait.8.3.199-203