A web application for location and vehicle routing in disaster

  • Gustavo Gatica Ph.D. Ciencias de la Ingeniería, Universidad Andrés Bello – Universidad de Santiago de Chile
  • Carlos Contreras-Bolton Ph.D (C) Universidad de Bologna, Universidad Santiago de Chile
  • Nicolás Venegas Licenciado en Ciencias de la Informática, Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile)
  • Omar Opazo Ingeniero civil en Informática, Universidad Andrés Bello Valparaiso
  • Rodrigo Linfati Ph.D Investigación de Operaciones Universidad del Bío-Bío
  • John Willmer Escobar Ph.D. Investigación de Operaciones, Universidad del Valle Cali
Keywords: Web aplication, Location, Humanitarian Logistics, Routing of vehicles.


The natural disasters are events that exceed the capacity of covering of a population and generate large losses, both economic and humans, with externalities in many cases not quantified in their entirety. The resources needed to supply the distribution centers are provided both private and government must allocate providers, by the disaster damage. Then, the distribution is performed from the depots, to the different customers or distribution centers. It presents a web application that assigns the super depots, and then establishes the routing that the vehicles must follow to cover the distribution centers, considering different probabilities of populations to be covered. The application is a parametric framework to any geographical area and scenarios, given the existing integration with applications such as Google Maps ®. Computational times are reasonable, and at the software architecture level the product is scalable and extensible. In addition, it complies with a set of good software quality practices present in ISO9126.


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How to Cite
Gatica, G., Contreras-Bolton, C., Venegas, N., Opazo, O., Linfati, R., & Escobar, J. (2017). A web application for location and vehicle routing in disaster. ITECKNE, 14(1), 62 - 69. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.15332/iteckne.v14i1.1631
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