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A Review of Object-Oriented Approaches in Geographical Information Systems for Transportation Modeling


  • Kwan, Mei-Po
  • Golledge, Reginald G.
  • Speigle, Jon M.


The objective of this paper is to review object-oriented (OO) approaches to data modeling and data handling and their usefulness in transportation planning and modeling in general and Intelligent Transportation Systems in particular. The paper begins with a discussion of the current GIS data model for representing a transportation network and the most common database management systems used in the context of transportation planning. We then discuss object-orientation, its different properties and its usefulness in representing a multi-modal, multi-scale network with hierarchical road types. We also discuss alternative database management schemes. Finally we review some existing systems and discuss the implications of adopting an object-oriented perspective.

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  • Kwan, Mei-Po & Golledge, Reginald G. & Speigle, Jon M., 1996. "A Review of Object-Oriented Approaches in Geographical Information Systems for Transportation Modeling," University of California Transportation Center, Working Papers qt2qf6b23x, University of California Transportation Center.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdl:uctcwp:qt2qf6b23x

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    2. J. A. K., 1985. "Introduction," Journal of Post Keynesian Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(4), pages 504-507, July.
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