Traffic and Transport Data Management by Micro-Computer

by K. G. Baass, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec Canada,
B. Allard, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec Canada,
R. Chapleau, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation II


Dealing with the multiple needs of an adequate traffic and urban transport information system is becoming a manageable task with the software and hardware presently available in micro-computing. The proposed system, designed and developed for a typical IBM PC/XT or AT environment, demonstrates the uses and the capabilities which result from a comprehensive design. Traffic data, such as traffic signs, accidents, traffic volumes, speeds and pavement quality are related to other urban data by means of a common geo-coded street network. Transit data consist of network definitions (modes, routes and level of service), demand characteristics (O-D trips, boarding and alighting flows, etc. . . ) and spatial referencing (zoning system, centroids' locations, aggregation dictionaries). The system management and information retrieval is done by the well-known dBASE III plus program.

Subject Headings: Traffic accidents | Traffic volume | Traffic speed | Computing in civil engineering | Traffic surveys | Systems management | Information systems | Information management

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