Geographic Information Systems in Transportation Research

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11 Jan 2001
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
460 pages - 190 x 260 x 25mm


Computer-based transportation applications and databases have been a fact of life for several decades. Transportation information, however, has often not been accessible in a user-friendly manner, and integrating data from diverse sources has too often been a challenge in itself. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have revolutionized spatial planning and decision making by using the spatial dimension of the depicted world as a common thread according to which all information can be referenced. The application of GIS to transportation research (GIS-T) is quickly becoming a mature domain of application of the GIS technology and has gained full recognition among transportation practitioners and academics. This book fills a void by providing an overview of the state-of-the-art of GIS for transportation, from data management issues, to data manipulation and analysis, including considerations brought to the forefront by real-time and mobile computing. The twenty-two original contributions by internationally acclaimed authors will be a key reference for practitioners, students and scholars.
Selected papers: Preface (J.-C. Thill). Geographic information systems for transportation in perspective (J.-C. Thill). A geographic information system framework for transportation data sharing (K.J. Dueker, J.A. Butler). Map accuracy and location expression in transportation - reality and prospects (V. Noronha, M.F. Goodchild). A three-stage computational approach to network matching (D. Xiong). Some map matching algorithms for personal navigation assistants (C.E. White et al.). A query resolution engine to handle a path operator with multiple paths (M. Mainguenaud). Intermodal and international freight network modeling (F. Southworth, B.E. Peterson). A new framework for the integration, analysis and visualisation of urban traffic data within geographic information systems (C. Claramunt et al.). Modeling regional mobile source emissions in a geographic information system framework (W. Bachman et al.). Development and evaluation of a hybrid travel time forecasting model (J. You, T.J. Kim). Integration of the global positioning system and geographical information systems for traffic congestion studies (M.A.P. Taylor et al.). Performance measures and data requirements for congestion management systems (C.A. Quiroga). The effects of highway transportation corridors on wildlife: a case study of Banff National Park (S.M. Alexander, N.M. Waters). Spatial decision support system for hazardous material truck routing (W.C. Frank et al.).

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