NIMS is a computer-aided information system in which the spatial reference system consists of the urban road and footpath network. This project describes the use and development of NIMS is relation to traffic planning. In the nims system, there are advantages of storing the traffic data requirements as detailed information from which functional parameters can be derived. The information should be related to intersections, to the distance between them and to points and sections of this distance. Models for storing and relating the information to the reference system should be drawn up. Analysis of journey time and traffic flows is essential in traffic planning and has to be practicable in a NIMS system for traffic planning. The NIMS system should be developed to make full use of and to give input for existing methods, dator programs and dator models describing different effects in the traffic system. In the Swedish NIMS systems the information is only related to the segment itself. In analysis of distances the information is assumed to be located in the middle of the segment's length. Finally, another technique for relating the information to the network is discussed in the report. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nordplan AB

    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Falkborn, K
  • Publication Date: 1978-2


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 90 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182714
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1978 12:00AM