APPLICATIONS OF COMPUTER GRAPHICS IN THE TRANSPORTATION FIELD

The purpose of this paper is to review the progress that has been made on developing some of the twelve high-priority applications that were identified at a conference held in Seattle in 1973 about what developments are likely to occur in this field during the 1980's. The applications were categorized under three major headings: regional planning, project planning, and engineering design. Regional planning refers to applications that are large in geographic extent and have a time horizon of 20 or more years. Two types of applications have been developed in regional planning in the last five years: use of computer graphics to create displays from very large data bases and use of graphics to aid the analyses of the results of large-scale simulation or forecasting models which are used in developing and evaluating regional transportation plans for large metropolitan regions. Project planning refers to those applications which relate to a subregional scale and are relatively short term in nature. Some of them involve only data display techniques; while others are tied into simulation or forecasting models. Engineering design refers to the physical design of particular facilities or products, and its applications are very numerous.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cygnus Communications, Incorporated

    P.O. Box 10922
    Eugene, OR  USA  97440

    Cygnus Communications, Incorporated

    Cambridge,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Schneider, J B
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 8-16
  • Serial:
    • Computer Graphics
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 13
    • Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM