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473700-00043-1 Report Abstract

The Integration of GIS and Transportation Modeling: A State-of-the-Practice Review

Sharon Adams Boxill, Texas Southern University, September 2005, 43 pp. (473700-00043-1)

One of the factors that continuously affect the quality of life and the desirability of metropolitan areas as a place to live and work is an effective local transportation system. As individuals, businesses and government search for ways to relieve congestion and reduce travel time, the role of geographic information systems (GIS) in relation to transportation planning, analyzing, evaluating, and planning of transportation networks and systems becomes more critical. A powerful relationship exists between GIS and transportation modeling systems. State departments of transportation (DOTs) and metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) have begun to utilize Environmental Systems Research Institute’s (ESRI) ArcInfo, ArcView, and Intergraph’s GeoMedia Suite with transportation models; however, these activities have not been documented together in a single source. The purpose of this report is to document the active use of GIS for transportation (GIS-T) (if any) at the 50 state Departments of Transportation and Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

Keywords: GIS, Transportation Modeling, Transportation Planning, GIS-T

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