DEVELOPING TRANSPORTATION NETWORKS USING AREA MASTER FILES AND AUTOCAD . PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1989 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ROADS AND TRANSPORTATION ASSOCIATION OF CANADA, CALGARY, ALBERTA, SEPTEMBER 17-21, 1989

Statistics Canada is currently using a computer-based, geographic referencing system in all major urban areas to establish the spatial location of all residences. This relationship between addresses and location in the urban space is contained in the Area Master File. This file provides an excellent foundation for developing other spatial information applications, such as a computer-based road or transit system network to be used for transportation planning. The objective of this study was to use computer aided drafting to simplify the task of network development. Three tasks were undertaken: 1) the modification of coordinates of nodes in an existing network to make them consistent with the Area Master file, 2) the editing of an existing network by adding nodes and links in a manner consistent with the above, and 3) the development of networks completely from scratch. The contents of the Area Master File relating to the location of all urban streets is relatively simple to assemble for disply on Autocad, and the technique is described in this paper. (TRRL )

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    Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)

    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada 
  • Authors:
    • Karakatsanis, S P
    • Steuart, G N
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • Accession Number: 00619698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada (TAC)
  • ISBN: 1-895102-10-3
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM