Applications of the General Network Editor

by Alan J. Horowitz, Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation II


The General Network Editor is a graphical, data base manager for computer-aided design of transportation networks. Its principal use is for entering network data into the computer: drawing a network on the CRT screen; entering numerical data; editing of strings and numbers; calculating attribute values from other pieces of data; and finding network elements that meet certain criteria. Through a variety of menus, GNE can be configured for nearly any type of transportation system. GNE produces and ASCII text data file that may be read by user-supplied analysis routines or interfaced to other existing software. GNE was implemented under MS-DOS, and it is in the public domain. This paper describes how GNE was attached to the Quick Response System II, developed for the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) as a major upgrade of an existing program for highway planning.

Subject Headings: Federal government | Highway and road design | Managers | Numerical methods | Graphic methods | Databases | Transportation networks | Computer aided operations

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