GIS for Transportation and Air Quality Analysisby Reginald R. Souleyrette, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States,
Shashi K. Sathisan, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States,
David E. James, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States,
Soon-tin Lim, Univ of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, United States,
Abstract: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) promise significant potential to manage complex spatial data often required to address transportation and air quality analysis problems. However, this potential of GIS has not been realized. The Las Vegas metropolitan area is used as a case study to demonstrate this potential. In this exploratory research paper, the relations between transportation and air quality are investigated based on traffic characteristics (vehicle miles traveled - VMT), location of refueling stations, wind patterns and air quality levels (carbon monoxide concentrations).
Subject Headings: Geographic information systems | Air quality | Information systems | Transportation studies | Air transportation | Quality control | Aircraft and spacecraft | Air traffic | Nevada | North America | United States | Las Vegas
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