Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are now being developed for urban transportation planning and modeling. Supporting other recent work, this paper demonstrates the combination of GIS and network-based, urban transportation planning (UTP) modeling software to create powerful tools for the analysis of policies and plans. Following a literature review and informal survey identifying GIS and UTP modeling software in use at transportation agencies, three applications of GIS for network modeling and relevant issues are discussed: 1) developing or modifying UTP models, 2) incorporating network data into a GIS framework, and 3) creating and using a high-speed interactive system suitable for providing near real-time alternatives and policy analysis. Some specific suggestions are made related to the use of two software products, and extensions to other platforms are noted. Conclusions allude to the potential of such systems while realistically pointing to the present difficulties and magnitude of effort that will be required.

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    • Special issue: GIS Applications in Transportation Engineering and Planning
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    Institute for Transportation, Incorporated

    1410 Duke University Road
    Durham, NC  United States  27705
  • Authors:
    • Hans, Z N
    • Souleyrette, Reginald Roy
  • Publication Date: 1995-12


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  • Accession Number: 00713678
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1995 12:00AM