Optimizing Organic Waste Diversion Using a Vehicle Routing Model

Table of Contents

  1. Optimizing Organic Waste Diversion Using a Vehicle Routing Model
  2. Setting up Your Workspace
  3. Preparing the Data
  4. Skill Drill: Clip the Roads Layer to the City of Eureka
  5. Skill Drill: Add a Time Cost Attribute to the Roads Layer
  6. Skill Drill: Adding XY Data
  7. Skill Drill: Geocoding an Address  and Creating a CSV Table to Import As XY Data
  8. Creating A Network Dataset
  9. Setting up a Vehicle Routing Problem (VRP)
  10. Loading Orders into the Model
  11. Loading the Depot into the Model
  12. Adding Route Parameters into the Model
  13. Adding a Route Renewal into the Model
  14. Adjusting the Analysis Setting of Model
  15. Running the Vehicle Routing Model
  16. Skill Drill: Adding a Second Garbage Truck to the Model
  17. Skill Drill: Adjusting the Model to include Rear-Loading Trucks
  18. Skill Drill: Creating a Map of the Results

Skill Drill: Creating a Map of the Results

You should be familiar with the steps needed to create a map layout of your results. Design a map for use as a figure a  report or summary. Ideally, the map should be designed at a size of approximately 6 or 7 inches wide. Include a north arrow, a scale bar, and a legend. The map should Include the garbage dump, the businesses, and the two rear-loading routes with a separate color for each. You can change the colors of the routes in the layer properties symbology tab.

An image of the layer properties symbology tab

Locate and download the Humboldt County boundary. Add it to the map as a background layer. Change the dataframe background color to blue.

An image of the Sample Vehicle Routing Model Map Layout
Actual results may vary as the instructor changes the data over time.

When your map layout is complete, export the map as a PNG file with a resolution of 300dpi. Save the file in your final folder.