Document Type



Master of Science (MS)


Computer Science

First Advisor's Name

Tao Li

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Shu-Ching Chen

Second Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member

Third Advisor's Name

Leonel E. Lagos

Third Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Member


Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Nuclear waste streams, Quadratic Bézier curve, Google Maps API

Date of Defense



A nuclear waste stream is the complete flow of waste material from origin to treatment facility to final disposal. The objective of this study was to design and develop a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) module using Google Application Programming Interface (API) for better visualization of nuclear waste streams that will identify and display various nuclear waste stream parameters. A proper display of parameters would enable managers at Department of Energy waste sites to visualize information for proper planning of waste transport. The study also developed an algorithm using quadratic Bézier curve to make the map more understandable and usable. Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 were used for the implementation of the project. The study has shown that the combination of several technologies can successfully provide dynamic mapping functionality. Future work should explore various Google Maps API functionalities to further enhance the visualization of nuclear waste streams.





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