Using GIS Techniques for Transportation Planning to Automate Compilation of Land Use Information

by James T. Ozanne,
Robert M. Shull,
David G. Larrabee,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


This paper describes a procedure used to compile land use or socioeconomic data for traffic analysis zones for input into a transportation planning model. The procedure uses a combination of address matching and sixteenth section allocations to specific transportation analysis micro-zones. The procedure is being used in the city of Everett, Washington which is located in the northern-most county of a four-county Council of Governments planning area. The City has decided to create an area-wide micro-zoned transportation planning model using the TMODEL2 transportation planning software developed by PS/Metro. The first study involved a sensitivity analysis on the possible impacts that a new Navy homeport facility would have on the Everett and North Snohomish County area. The other study involved the design of a major new arterial in a rapidly developing industrial area.

Subject Headings: Land use | Traffic analysis | Geographic information systems | Automation and robotics | Transportation studies | Social factors | Economic factors | Urban and regional development | Washington | United States

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