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Activity 2: GIS and GIS-Applications - Projects

VietTrain: Toolbox for Railway Planning and Railway Management in Vietnam (2003 - 2004)


Client:  own developement
Partner:  Department of Informatics, University of Applied Science of Dortmund (Dortmund)

As the Vietnamese Railway Company is currently undergoing a process of privatisation and as Vietnam as a country is currently undergoing a transition phase from socialism to a more market-oriented society, this project aims at developing computer-based tools for railway planning and railway management in Vietnam. These tools should assist and facilitate railway planning processes of new railway lines and new train stations, as well as facilitate the management of existing lines and stations. As a common principle all tools rely on the same overall GIS database of Vietnam railways. The development of the database is also part of this project. Moreover, as Vietnam is still a rather poor country with limited management capacities, it is essential for the acceptance of the tools that their application is rather simple and effective. Thus, concern is given not to implement latest state-of-the-art software tools but easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply but yet powerful and effective tools, that can be implemented with limited budgets and limited human resources by a railway company that currently experiences a rapid transition phase.

The following maps provide overviews on the socio-economic situation in Vietnam at a glance.

1. Land cover, cities and provinces, and infrastructure
- Land cover (left)
- Cities and provinces (middle-left)
- Road network (middle-right)
- Rail network and relief (right)


2. Socio-economic situation
- Population density (left)
- Employment (middle-left)
- Gross-domestic product (GDP) (middle-right)
- Poverty (right)


3. Accessibility
- Accessibility to population, base scenario (left)
- Accessibility to GDP, base scenario (middle-left)
- Accessibility to population, relative change (middle-right)
- Accessibility to GDP, relative change (right)



 More on this topic
Futher Information:  Prof. Frieder R. Haferkorn (FH Dortmund) or Carsten Schürmann.




Other projects in this field of competence:

Concept for a German-Danish spatial monitoring system (2017)
eMISK II - Improvements to Beatona portal (2015)
POIs for the Greater Bremen Region (2015)
ESPON UpTeMo (2014)
Purchasing Power Analysis for a Shopping Centre Location in the City of Duisburg, Northrhine-Westfalia (2013)
Service Area Analysis for City Location in Langenfeld, Northrhine-Westfalia (2013)
Accessibility Potential of German Regions (2012)
GeoCensus Kuwait (2011 - 2013)
ITS Deployment Plan & HTMS Riyadh (2010 - 2011)
Environmental Monitoring Information System Kuwait (eMISK) (2009 - 2012)
Accessibility of Zillertal (2008)
East West Window Maps (2008)
Central Baltic Sea Region Maps (2007)
Volkswagen AutoMuseum: Isochrones Maps for the Cities of Wolfsburg and Leipzig (2006 - 2007)
TRACECA: Transport Corridor Europe Caucasus Asia (2005 - 2006)
Interaction data and regional data (2003)
RRG GIS Database (2003)
National Atlas Germany (2000 - 2004)
Railway and road isochrones for Berlin and Hannover (1999 - 2000)
Interfaces between GIS, Transport Models and other Simulation Models (1997 - 2004)
Trans-European Transport Networks (1996 - 2004)

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