Forest Roads Locating Based on AHP and COPRAS-G Methods: An Empirical Study Based on Iran
Land managers of different countries are often faced with how to optimize road networks in order to maintain all roads, trails and paths for the different purposes and reducing negative impacts on environment. Johnson et al. (2011) developed a spatial MCDM (Multiple criteria decision making) system to obtain weights of factors that had significant impacts on both economic and environment, combine GIS (Geographic information system) data layers, and derive a priority map of all the roads for being closed.
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Sarfaraz Hashemkhani Zolfani, Nahid Rezaeiniya, Edmundas Kazimieras Zavadskas, Zenonas Turskis
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forests road, Caspian forest, AHP, COPRAS-G method
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Forest roads have an important role in the forest management and economic of countries. The Caspian forest is the most important forests region in Iran. It’s so important to construction of forest…více
Forest roads have an important role in the forest management and economic of countries. The Caspian forest is the most important forests region in Iran. It’s so important to construction of forest roads in the best place that can be useful. Haraz region is located in Mazandaran province that is near to Alborz Mountain. Selection the best place for construction of a road in forest is an important problem. For this research three place are considered for evaluating in Haraz region that including: Kelerd, Pelet Cheshme and Mangel. In this paper we applied hybrid MCDM methods for evaluating the regions. AHP applied for calculating the weight of each criterion and sub criterion and then COPRAS-G method applied for evaluating the places for selecting the best place for constructing the forest road. Result showed that Kelerd region in the best place for this work.