Geographic Information Systems for Transportation

Principles and Applications
Author: Harvey J. Miller,Shih-Lung Shaw,Associate Professor of Geography Shih-Lung Shaw
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195123944
Category: Science
Page: 458
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GIS data and tools are revolutionizing transportation research and decision making, allowing transportation analysts and professionals to understand and solve complex transportation problems that were previously impossible. Here, Miller and Shaw present a comprehensive discussion of fundamental geographic science and the applications of these principles using GIS and other software tools. By providing thorough and accessible discussions of transportation analysis within a GIS environment, this volume fills a critical niche in GIS-T and GIS literature.

Transportation GIS


Author: Laura Lang
Publisher: Esri Press
ISBN: 9781879102477
Category: Science
Page: 118
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Whether it is monitoring train locations, tracking flight paths and noise levels, planning for highway maintenance, or improving bus routes, GIS helps private organizations and public agencies improve safety and reduce costs. This book presents a dozen fascinating case studies which use GIS in a wide range of transportation planning and management activities.

Regional and Urban GIS

A Decision Support Approach
Author: Timothy L. Nyerges,Piotr Jankowski
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 160623336X
Category: Social Science
Page: 299
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This unique text shows students and professionals how geographic information systems (GIS) can guide decision making about complex community and environmental problems. The authors’ step-by-step introduction to GIS-based decision analysis methods and techniques covers important urban and regional issues (land, transportation, and water resource management) and decision processes (planning, improvement programming, and implementation). Real-world case studies demonstrate how GIS-based decision support works in a variety of contexts, with a special focus on community and regional sustainability management. Ideal for course use, the book reinforces key concepts with end-of-chapter review questions; illustrations include 18 color plates.

Designing Geodatabases for Transportation


Author: J. Allison Butler
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 158948164X
Category: Computers
Page: 461
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Designing Geodatabases for Transportation addresses the development of a GIS to manage data relating to the transportation facilities and service commonly organized around various modes of travel for accurate and reliable data exchange. Transportation involves several modes of travel, and although the details of each mode can be quite different, this book demonstrates how all follow a basic conceptual structure. That structure consists of an origin, a destination, a path between the two, and a conveyance that provides the ability to move along the path to establish a common data structure.

Advanced Spatial Analysis

The CASA Book of GIS
Author: Paul Longley,Michael Batty,University College, London. Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589480735
Category: Science
Page: 463
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"Describing the latest developments in GIS applications at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) at the University College, London, this book demonstrates how CASA is advancing spatial decision systems and spatial analysis, which are essential to solving problems and better understanding how people live. How these systems and analyses are drawn from archaeology, architecture, cartography, computer science, environmental science, geography, planning, remote sensing, geomatic engineering, and transport studies is explained. Highlighted are projects such as Digital Egypt, which describes virtual reality reconstructions for Egyptian archaeological finds, and Virtual cities, which explores the concepts and nature of virtual cities, from early CAD models to the newly emerging data-rich cities that merge GIS with three-dimensional visualization."

The Geography of Urban Transportation


Author: Susan Hanson,Genevieve Giuliano
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781593850555
Category: Science
Page: 419
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In this classic text and professional resource, leading geographers and urban planners present the foundational concepts and methodological tools that readers need to understand and engage with today's pressing policy issues. Covered are such key topics as passenger and freight dynamics in the American metropolis; the urban transportation planning process, including the use of GIS; and questions related to public transit, land use, energy, equity, environmental impacts, and more. The book features more than 100 maps, charts, and photographs.

Designing Geodatabases for Transportation


Author: J. Allison Butler
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 158948164X
Category: Computers
Page: 461
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Designing Geodatabases for Transportation addresses the development of a GIS to manage data relating to the transportation facilities and service commonly organized around various modes of travel for accurate and reliable data exchange. Transportation involves several modes of travel, and although the details of each mode can be quite different, this book demonstrates how all follow a basic conceptual structure. That structure consists of an origin, a destination, a path between the two, and a conveyance that provides the ability to move along the path to establish a common data structure.

Internet GIS

Distributed Geographic Information Services for the Internet and Wireless Networks
Author: Zhong-Ren Peng,Ming-Hsiang Tsou
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471359234
Category: Science
Page: 679
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This book presents Internet GIS in an applied and practical manner, including an introduction to basic network architecture and application development. Information is also provided on metadata, recent open standard initiatives, and ways of assuring a current system will be compatible with future designs.

Challenge of Transport Telematics

16th International Conference on Transport Systems Telematics, TST 2016, Katowice-Ustrón, Poland, March 16–19, 2016, Selected Papers
Author: Jerzy Mikulski
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319496468
Category: Computers
Page: 519
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Transport Systems Telematics, TST 2016, held in Katowice-Ustrón, Poland, in March 2016. The 37 full and 5 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 110 submissions. They present and organize the knowledge from within the field of intelligent transportation systems, the specific solutions applied in it and their influence on improving efficiency of transport systems.

Economic Development & GIS


Author: J. M. Pogodzinski,Richard M. Kos
Publisher: ESRI Press
ISBN: 9781589482180
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 229
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Economic Development and GIS shows why geographic information system (GIS) software is an essential tool for economic development planning and analysis. The book describes policy problems in economic development then presents methods and techniques to solve them with GIS. Economic Development and GIS uses examples from Esri Business Analyst™ and ArcGIS software to explain the value of GIS in economic development decision making.

Methods and Models in Transport and Telecommunications

Cross Atlantic Perspectives
Author: Aura Reggiani,Laurie A. Schintler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540285504
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 364
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One aspect of the new economy is a transition to a networked society, and the emergence of a highly interconnected, interdependent and complex system of networks to move people, goods and information. An example of this is the in creasing reliance of networked systems (e. g. , air transportation networks, electric power grid, maritime transport, etc. ) on telecommunications and information in frastructure. Many of the networks that evolved today have an added complexity in that they have both a spatial structure – i. e. , they are located in physical space but also an a spatial dimension brought on largely by their dependence on infor mation technology. They are also often just one component of a larger system of geographically integrated and overlapping networks operating at different spatial levels. An understanding of these complexities is imperative for the design of plans and policies that can be used to optimize the efficiency, performance and safety of transportation, telecommunications and other networked systems. In one sense, technological advances along with economic forces that encourage the clustering of activities in space to reduce transaction costs have led to more efficient network structures. At the same time the very properties that make these networks more ef ficient have also put them at a greater risk for becoming disconnected or signifi cantly disruptedwh en super connected nodes are removed either intentionally or through a targeted attack.

Designing Geodatabases

Case Studies in GIS Data Modeling
Author: David Arctur,Michael Zeiler
Publisher: ESRI, Inc.
ISBN: 9781589480216
Category: Computers
Page: 393
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This guide to creating a dynamic GIS data model helps database managers design a schema that has comprehensive and descriptive query definitions, a user-friendly cartographic display, and increased performance standards. The five steps for taking a data model through its conceptual, logical, and physical phases, including modeling the user's view, defining objects and relationships, selecting geographic representations, matching geodatabase elements, and organizing the geodatabase structure are studied in detail. A look at nine decision points that deal with concerns common to all data modeling exercises, such as validating feature geometries, modeling linear networks, managing raster data, and labeling map features help database managers fine-tune their GIS data models. Several design models for a variety of applications are considered including addresses and locations, census units and boundaries, stream and river networks, and topography and the base map.