USING INTERACTIVE COLOUR GRAPHICS IN TRAFFIC PLANNING

The entry of input data sets of vehicle, road, intersection and network characteristics into conventional, batch- oriented, computer traffic planning models is often a time consuming and error prone task. It requires users to gain expertise in both traffic engineering and computer operation. Interactive colour graphics on microcomputers offers engineers, designers and planners new scope for improved productivity and quality of work. This paper describes the development and use of interactive colour graphics procedures in a microcomputer based, local area traffic planning model (mulatm). Graphical displays are used as integral components of the model, enabling fast and reliable compilation and editing of input data sets and rapid display of complex model outputs such as traffic flows, delays and queues over a road network. Related colour graphics models of vehicle simulation and environmental impact analysis are described. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 105-108

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394173
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0-85590-558-1
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1985 12:00AM