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Enviromental quality of road network in Sternes of Akrotiri using GIS

Frantzis Athanasios

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Year 2022
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Athanasios Frantzis, "Enviromental quality of road network in Sternes of Akrotiri using GIS ", Diploma Work, School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2022
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This study aims to identify environmental indicators in order to assess the quality of the road network in Sternes Akrotiriou. In order to complete the assessment, the research focused in describing the roads’ environmental components and their effect in the quality of life of the local population.The first step of the research was to catalogue various elements of environmental interest, such as the construction materials, the size and geometrical shape of the road network, the circulatory conditions, the uses of the land. In an effort to optimise the research, the interest was focused in a representative part of the area, which includes the main roads and most of the community’s activity. Furthermore, a survey with a sample of 40 people that was conducted helped to identify the populations’ concerns with the state of the road network and how it affects transportation.The thesis was completed with the creation of a database using a GIS (Geographic Information System) software in order to analyse and visualise the recorded elements through the creation of different maps of the area. The purpose of this new database is to simplify the process of comparing and finding connections between various elements.In conclusion, the research produced useful results as to how the state the of the road network affects the populations’ quality of life, for instance how the improvement of community transport and the state of pavements can affect the general happiness. Finally, the constructed database builds a foundation for further research and improvements.

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