EFFECTIVENESS OF A COMPUTER LAND USE PLANNING SYSTEM FOR CORRIDOR SELECTION

Spatial computer models were applied to a route location problem in eastern Wisconsin. Data included soil associations, land cover, slope, and land use stored by 1/9 km cells. Models were constructed to represent land use ideas supported by various sectors of society. Routes automatically selected by each model were plotted on a medium intensity soil map to test their effectiveness in avoiding prime agricultural land. In an area that was mainly classified in US Department of Agriculture capability classes I and II (82 per cent), routes selected by the various models included from 46 per cent to 86 per cent classes I and II land. Other tests indicated improvements in model performance with increasing length. Subtle differences in models provided significantly different route locations within 17 km. Major differences in models showed significantly different locations within 6 km.(a) (TRRL)

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    Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)

    Wokingham, Berkshire  United Kingdom 
  • Authors:
    • Frazier, B E
    • Lee, G B
    • Bunde, D
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00302983
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Suppl Rpt.SR 479 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM