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Preparing and responding to disasters is a complicated task. One must balance coverage of SAR resources versus preparation cost. This article presents a method and solution to prepositioning UAV damage assessment and search teams in Oklahoma using historical tornado data. The approach is based on set covering and multi-station vehicle routing model...
This paper presents a framework for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) equipped with cameras and wireless sensors to search an area after the occurrence of a tornado. This paper attempts to demonstrate how tornado weather data can be incorporated into search and rescue procedures to allocate and route the UAVs. Traditionally, the time to as...
How accessible are polling locations in Canada? This article explores, for the first time in the Canadian context, the distance that voters may travel to get to their polling stations. It assembles a new set of data from the province of Ontario, mapping the distance between polling locations and a representative point in the polling division, using...