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The Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive: A Case Study in Archiving

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  • David Levinson

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  • Ewa Zofka

    (Nexus (Networks, Economics, and Urban Systems) Research Group, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota)

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This paper summarizes research on standards for archiving travel survey data. It then describes some of the efforts at organizing data and developing metadata. The development of metadata standards used for documenting datasets using DDI (Data Documentation Initiative) for DTD (Document Type Definitions) is described. A case, applying these approaches to a US Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive is presented. The Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive, housed at the University of Minnesota, now contains over 60 surveys from almost 30 metropolitan areas. The paper concludes with some recommendations for archiving data.

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Paper provided by University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group in its series Working Papers with number 200610.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Publication status: Published in Travel Survey Methods. Peter Stopher and Cheryl Stecher (ed.) Elsevier
Handle: RePEc:nex:wpaper:surveyarchive

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Keywords: Travel Surveys; Activity Surveys; Archiving;

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  1. Pavithra Parthasarathi & Anupam Srivastava & Nikolas Geroliminis & David Levinson, 2009. "The Importance of Being Early," Working Papers 201103, University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group.

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