niologic worked closely with the company’s infrastructure department. Digital, internal map and building data were imported into a geo database via a geographic information system (GIS) and merged with external map material (ATKIS, OpenStreetMap).
Using the map, niologic created a routable network. Speed profiles for the factory roads were derived from the customer’s test drives and their own calculations. First, the actual state was modelled for the existing fire stations using travel time isochrones.
Several scenarios were examined for a new location. Since the choice of the new location should meet certain regulatory and strategic requirements, the suitability of open spaces was examined together with the customer’s specialist teams. In addition, the numerically best solutions (e.g. minimization of travel times, centrality of the network) were developed. These would however make a possible relocation of other company sectors necessary.
In a further sub-step, the previous deployment volume, hazard potential and response times were integrated into the optimisation. For this purpose, operation data was imported into the geo database from the operations control computer and assigned to buildings and plant sections using algorithms from premergency. The choice of location could be optimized according to the distribution’s focus points.