THE USE OF GIS-T TO DETERMINE THE CATCHMENT AREAS OF AIRPORTS, WITH AN EXAMPLE OF CENTRAL EUROPE

The competition of airports depends on the attraction of airports to passengers, air freight, and to airport related business. Different factors determine the attraction. One of these factors is the accessibility of an airport by car and by train. When different airports are developed as well internally (services) as they are externally (business), the competition of these airports and of the surrounding areas depends highly on their accessibility. This is certainly the case in the central part of Western Europe where different airports are located not far from other ones. For their development, cities also depend on the roads and railways connecting them with one or more airports. A realistic and practical model to analyze the accessibility of an airport by car and train has been set up by means of the geographic information system (GIS) TransCAD. This model examines current accessibility and also suggests improvements for future accessibility. Time contour lines have been drawn on a map for both situations. Using these lines, people can determine the catchment areas of airports.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 244-256

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00727027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 2 1996 12:00AM