NEW TECHNIQUES FOR INTEGRATING CENSUS BUREAU DATA AND SOFTWARE WITH THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING SYSTEM

A technology transfer project between the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the Urban Mass Transportation Administration has made Census Bureau software products and simplified Census Bureau data-access procedures available to the users of the Urban Transportation Planning System (UTPS). The Census Bureau software systems for geocoding and computer mapping, as well as utilities for zone definition and area boundary extraction, have been integrated into UTPS by means of the UTPS Procedure Generation System (UGEN). These software products make census data and software more accessible to the transportation planning process. Geocoding provides linkage to census data areas, user-defined data zones, and geographic coordinates. The mapping software allows quick and easy data display. New software modules for a geographic-data-management system are also being developed. These include the creation of an integrated geographic data base, access methods for the data base, and specific application packages such as address matching. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 12-17
  • Monograph Title: Advances in urban transportation planning
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334152
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 030903115X
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 28 1981 12:00AM