Computer-generated graphic displays can be used by transportation agencies to inform the public about certain aspects of a project before, during, and after a public hearing. These displays may be passive, or they may be generated interactively at a computer graphics display. In addition, some information may be presented as computer-generated animation. The application areas of passive computer graphics include mapping, land use plots, perspective views of facilities, origin and destination study plots, and environmental study plots. Interactive computer graphics may be used in these same areas, but the parameters used to create a plot may be changed to quickly create a new display. Animation has been used to simulate driving along or flying over a project. Current technology allows computer graphics to be used in the public hearing process. Future developments in computer graphics hardware and software should allow displays to be created that are more aesthetically pleasing and cost effective./AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 22-29
  • Monograph Title: Application of interactive graphics in citizen participation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309024579
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM