We developed an integrated 3D Decision Support System (3D DSS) to support planners, officials, and affected citizens during the planning process for a new transmission line. Overhead lines and underground cables are modeled taking into account geological, infrastructural, ecological, as well as socio-economic aspects. Stakeholders define interactively for each spatially-explicit factor to what extent the according areas should be protected. According to the stakeholders’ weighting, the 3D DSS quickly computes and visualizes alternatives in a 3D web-GIS-platform to support discussions for determining a consensus alternative. Further information: 3ddss.ethz.ch/
Joram Schito, Daniele Moncecchi and Martin Raubal. Determining transmission line path alternatives using a valley-finding algorithm. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 86:101571, 2021. doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2020.101571
Joram Schito, Ulrike Wissen Hayek, Stefano Grassi, Philippe Bieri and Martin Raubal. Enhancing the 3D DSS for Supporting the Planning of Electric Power Systems: Integration of Underground Cables: Final Report. Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), 2020. www.aramis.admin.ch/Texte/?ProjectID=41116&Sprache=en-US
Joram Schito. Realistic Modeling of Power Transmission Lines with Geographic Information Systems. Dissertation, ETH Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland), 2020. doi.org/10.3929/ethz-b-000454195
Joram Schito, Joshu Jullier and Martin Raubal. A framework for integrating stakeholder preferences when deciding on power transmission line corridors. EURO Journal on Decision Processes, Springer, vol. 7(3), pages 159-195, 2019. doi.org/10.1007/s40070-019-00100-w
Joram Schito, Ulrike Wissen Hayek and Martin Raubal. Enhanced multi criteria decision analysis for planning power transmission lines. GIScience Conference 2018, Melbourne, Australia. DOI: 10.4230/LIPIcs.GISCIENCE.2018.15
Fabio Veronesi, Joram Schito, Stefano Grassi and Martin Raubal. Automatic selection of weights for GIS-based multicriteria decision analysis: site selection of transmission towers as a case study. Applied Geography 83:78–85, 2017. doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeog.2017.04.001 blication in a new line.