It is the purpose of this research report to refine and develop urban time-space mapping techniques such that the theory can be applied to a wide range of transportation and urban planning situations. The paper concentrates on the careful development of the necessary theory, and then points to where obvious applications lie. At first, the relevant literature is reviewed in order to fit time-space maping into its proper theoretical perspective. The three major mathematical components are then explained: multidimensional scaling, configuration fitting, and two-dimensional interpolation. The equations and algorithms were programmed in PL/I and applied to origin-destination travel time data for Metropolitan Toronto rush hour, in transit and vehicular modes. Two-dimensitional time-space maps were produced and extensively interpreted. A three-dimensional vehicular map was designed and briefly discussed. The final sections of the paper reveiw the encouraging results of the preceeding sections and attempted to prepare a methodological basis for application of the theory. Some of these situations were tested in a rudimentary manner. Throughout, the major weaknesses of the report are pointed out and summarized. If any final summary is possible, it is to say that a great deal of work has yet to be completed in the application area. /Author/

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  • Authors:
    • Wolfe, R A
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  • Pagination: 65 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00182459
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Res. Rpt. No. 46
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM