THE USE OF GEOGRAPHIC DATABASES IN TRANSPORT PLANNING: PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

The paper reports work carried out in the Department of Engineering Tyne and Wear County Council, on the use of geographic databases in a transport planning context. The specific application reported is the creation of an analytic public transport network model from published bus maps via a geographic database. The coding method used in this application is unusual in that bus service data is coded directly from the bus map to a link base, and full bus route data for individual services are recovered, validated and edited by sophisticated post-processing techniques. The database on which the methods rest is described, an outline of the methods used presented, and their use and output compared with both conventional methods of network generation and with a modified conventional method previously developed in Tyne and Wear which is geocoded but is not designed around a database. Examples of other applications of database-related methods in transport planning, including methods for highway network generation and for recording and processing idiosyncratic (e.g. Surveyed or sign-posted) routes through networks are outlined. (Author/TRRL)

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    • Transportation Analysis and Models. Proceedings of Seminar Q held at the PTRC 10th Summer Annual Meeting, University of Warwick, England.
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  • Authors:
    • Riley, M
    • TAYLOR, J D
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  • Publication Date: 1982

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 271-287

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00381638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-86050-113-2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: REPORT
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1984 12:00AM