Collaborative Geodesign for Alternative-Fuel Station Location using “Collablocation” Software

Michael Kuby, Keiron Bailey, Fangwu Wei, John Fowler, Daoqin Tong, Qing Zhong, Oscar Lopez, William Sheaffer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Adoption of alternative-fuel vehicles requires a network of conveniently located fuel stations capable of serving the movement patterns of potential users. One hindrance to planning an effective network of stations is the difficulty of integrating the competing views of multiple stakeholders into an agreeable solution. This paper reports on a collaborative geodesign methodology applied to the problem of compressed natural gas fueling locations in the southwestern U.S.A. Geodesign is a multi-stakeholder spatial planning process that has gained currency in the GIS community but has not been applied to fuel infrastructure previously. We have developed an open-source interactive geovisual platform called Collablocation and a structured group process to facilitate interactive exploration of scenarios with multiple spatial data layers and to permit real-time computation and evaluation of network performance characteristics. For the pilot workshop we recruited expert stakeholders from industry, government, and local organizations. Breakout groups reached convergence on six locations on the I-10 and I-80, and at the Arizona–Mexico border, and several other less precise areas of need were identified. A post-workshop survey indicated high satisfaction with the technical features of the platform and the workshop design, and highlighted the ease of use and exchange of information.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalTransportation Research Record
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

Fingerprint

Alternative fuels
Compressed natural gas
Planning
Fueling
Network performance
Geographic information systems
Industry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Collaborative Geodesign for Alternative-Fuel Station Location using “Collablocation” Software. / Kuby, Michael; Bailey, Keiron; Wei, Fangwu; Fowler, John; Tong, Daoqin; Zhong, Qing; Lopez, Oscar; Sheaffer, William.

In: Transportation Research Record, 01.01.2018.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kuby, Michael ; Bailey, Keiron ; Wei, Fangwu ; Fowler, John ; Tong, Daoqin ; Zhong, Qing ; Lopez, Oscar ; Sheaffer, William. / Collaborative Geodesign for Alternative-Fuel Station Location using “Collablocation” Software. In: Transportation Research Record. 2018.
@article{6cdb504086614634bb6d1edea2016d6b,
title = "Collaborative Geodesign for Alternative-Fuel Station Location using “Collablocation” Software",
abstract = "Adoption of alternative-fuel vehicles requires a network of conveniently located fuel stations capable of serving the movement patterns of potential users. One hindrance to planning an effective network of stations is the difficulty of integrating the competing views of multiple stakeholders into an agreeable solution. This paper reports on a collaborative geodesign methodology applied to the problem of compressed natural gas fueling locations in the southwestern U.S.A. Geodesign is a multi-stakeholder spatial planning process that has gained currency in the GIS community but has not been applied to fuel infrastructure previously. We have developed an open-source interactive geovisual platform called Collablocation and a structured group process to facilitate interactive exploration of scenarios with multiple spatial data layers and to permit real-time computation and evaluation of network performance characteristics. For the pilot workshop we recruited expert stakeholders from industry, government, and local organizations. Breakout groups reached convergence on six locations on the I-10 and I-80, and at the Arizona–Mexico border, and several other less precise areas of need were identified. A post-workshop survey indicated high satisfaction with the technical features of the platform and the workshop design, and highlighted the ease of use and exchange of information.",
author = "Michael Kuby and Keiron Bailey and Fangwu Wei and John Fowler and Daoqin Tong and Qing Zhong and Oscar Lopez and William Sheaffer",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/0361198118790375",
language = "English (US)",
journal = "Transportation Research Record",
issn = "0361-1981",
publisher = "US National Research Council",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Collaborative Geodesign for Alternative-Fuel Station Location using “Collablocation” Software

AU - Kuby, Michael

AU - Bailey, Keiron

AU - Wei, Fangwu

AU - Fowler, John

AU - Tong, Daoqin

AU - Zhong, Qing

AU - Lopez, Oscar

AU - Sheaffer, William

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - Adoption of alternative-fuel vehicles requires a network of conveniently located fuel stations capable of serving the movement patterns of potential users. One hindrance to planning an effective network of stations is the difficulty of integrating the competing views of multiple stakeholders into an agreeable solution. This paper reports on a collaborative geodesign methodology applied to the problem of compressed natural gas fueling locations in the southwestern U.S.A. Geodesign is a multi-stakeholder spatial planning process that has gained currency in the GIS community but has not been applied to fuel infrastructure previously. We have developed an open-source interactive geovisual platform called Collablocation and a structured group process to facilitate interactive exploration of scenarios with multiple spatial data layers and to permit real-time computation and evaluation of network performance characteristics. For the pilot workshop we recruited expert stakeholders from industry, government, and local organizations. Breakout groups reached convergence on six locations on the I-10 and I-80, and at the Arizona–Mexico border, and several other less precise areas of need were identified. A post-workshop survey indicated high satisfaction with the technical features of the platform and the workshop design, and highlighted the ease of use and exchange of information.

AB - Adoption of alternative-fuel vehicles requires a network of conveniently located fuel stations capable of serving the movement patterns of potential users. One hindrance to planning an effective network of stations is the difficulty of integrating the competing views of multiple stakeholders into an agreeable solution. This paper reports on a collaborative geodesign methodology applied to the problem of compressed natural gas fueling locations in the southwestern U.S.A. Geodesign is a multi-stakeholder spatial planning process that has gained currency in the GIS community but has not been applied to fuel infrastructure previously. We have developed an open-source interactive geovisual platform called Collablocation and a structured group process to facilitate interactive exploration of scenarios with multiple spatial data layers and to permit real-time computation and evaluation of network performance characteristics. For the pilot workshop we recruited expert stakeholders from industry, government, and local organizations. Breakout groups reached convergence on six locations on the I-10 and I-80, and at the Arizona–Mexico border, and several other less precise areas of need were identified. A post-workshop survey indicated high satisfaction with the technical features of the platform and the workshop design, and highlighted the ease of use and exchange of information.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85053315530&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85053315530&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/0361198118790375

DO - 10.1177/0361198118790375

M3 - Article

JO - Transportation Research Record

JF - Transportation Research Record

SN - 0361-1981

ER -