New insights on transit network performance using innovative GIS animation

Currie, Graham, Mesbah, Mahmoud and Sarvi, Majid (2013). New insights on transit network performance using innovative GIS animation. In: TRB 92nd Annual Meeting: Compendium of Papers DVD. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting, Washington, United States, (1-10). 13-17 January 2013.

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Author Currie, Graham
Mesbah, Mahmoud
Sarvi, Majid
Title of paper New insights on transit network performance using innovative GIS animation
Conference name Transportation Research Board (TRB) 92nd Annual Meeting
Conference location Washington, United States
Conference dates 13-17 January 2013
Proceedings title TRB 92nd Annual Meeting: Compendium of Papers DVD
Place of Publication Washington, United States
Publisher Transportation Research Board of the National Academics
Publication Year 2013
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Conventional route and link based performance measures using tables of numbers are not an easy means of understanding performance of on-road transit on a network wide basis. Yet commonly issues of on-road transit performance are caused by road congestion which often contiguous to sections of routes. New techniques for mapping network performance using GIS techniques have been developed, however they have proven difficult to interpret when contrasting performance between sequences of maps.

This paper presents an innovative new visualisation technique using animation ‘morphing’ technology to create moving images of transit network operational performance changes over time. An innovative aspect of the paper is that animations have been incorporated into the paper itself and can be played if the paper is read on screen on a computer. The technique has been shown to be highly effective in illustrating changes in performance which might otherwise be missed in static maps. It is also a highly engaging means of displaying data which leaves planners, regulators and the public fascinated by the patterns illustrated. It has great potential as a communication tool for demonstrating performance outcomes
in many contexts.

Future opportunities for the development and application of the approach are discussed.
Q-Index Code EX
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Poster Session 352: Innovative Approaches and Case Studies in Transit Management and Performance. Poster 13-1454.

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Created: Wed, 03 Apr 2013, 13:17:28 EST by Julie Hunter on behalf of School of Civil Engineering