A study of improved graphic representation that has usefulness for transportation research is presented. Applications that parallel the transportation design process in the variety of levels of detail required are emphasized. For example, a human figure represented by a single point can be useful in overview plots of population density and consumer areas. A crude 10-point figure can be applied to studies of queuing theory and the simulated movement of groups. A 100-point figure can be animated to scale in a design showing different overall body shapes, including male and female figures. A 1000-point figure, similarly animated, can be used in anthropometrics for work-station designs, gross body movements, and occupant motion in vehicle crashes. Extrapolations of this order-of-magnitude approach should ultimately result in very complex data bases and a program that automatically selects the correct level of detail. /Author/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 20-23
  • Monograph Title: Applications of interactive graphics
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  • Accession Number: 00184698
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309026865
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM