An urban traffic network model using GIS technology

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dc.contributor.advisor Parker, Francis H. (Francis Haywood), 1938- en_US Fang, Yi en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-in en_US 2011-06-03T19:36:02Z 2011-06-03T19:36:02Z 1992 en_US 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z79 1992 .F3 en_US
dc.description.abstract This creative project was proposed to develop a GIS model for transportation planning purposes with the ARC/INFO software. The urban street network in the GIS model was based on urban arterial systems in the city of Muncie, Indiana. The model was also expected to demonstrate the applicability of GIS technology in transportation planning. Several transportation planning techniques were tested with the model which included road and traffic data inventory, optimum pathing, road capacity analysis, traffic shift study modeling, and graphic presentation. The case study was targeted on road capacity analysis of urban arterial network as well as study of alternative traffic route for the urban route of State Road 32 in Muncie. The project began with an discussion of GIS technology, GIS application in planning, and ARC/INFO software programs. Then an urban street information model was developed in form of digital network in the computer database which could perform the functions of data inventory, spatial traffic analysis, and mapping manipulation. Finally the case studies were performed to demonstrate the application of this GIS network model. The findings and analysis results generated by GIS operation were used to evaluate the traffic conditions as well as to determine the feasibility of alternative route for State Road tables, ARC/INFO macro programs, traffic maps, and print-out of analysis results.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.format.extent 70, [3], 3, [68] leaves : maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Geographic information systems. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Urban transportation policy -- Mathematical models. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Transportation -- Indiana -- Muncie -- Planning. en_US
dc.subject.other ARC/INFO. en_US
dc.title An urban traffic network model using GIS technology en_US Thesis (M.U.R.P.)
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