DATA DISPLAY TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS AND PLANNING: AN INVESTIGATION OF THREE COMPUTER-PRODUCED GRAPHICS

Graphics are a powerful but often costly means of communication. Computer-drawn graphics offer a new and relatively inexpensive way to assist the communication of complex technical information to both planners and non-technical people whose full potential is now beginning to be realized. This paper discusses the utility of graphics and introduces three computer-drawn graphic techniques which may be useful, both for analysis and presentation of results, in the transportation planning process. Cenvue(s) produces a three-dimensional, perspective-view map, on which virtually any type of transportation data or performance indicator can be displayed. Vap is designed to display origin-destination travel patterns in any region. Tdn transforms a physical-distance network into a time-distance network so that effects of different speeds in the transportation network can be readily seen. The cost-effectiveness of each technique is briefly discussed and some recommendations for evaluating computer graphics techniques are provided to aid the user in further assessing their utility in the transportation planning process. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Noguchi, T
    • Schneider, J B
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

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  • Accession Number: 00168130
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 1978 12:00AM