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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)

Abstract

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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  • David Levinson & Ewa Zofka, 2006. "The Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive: A Case Study in Archiving," Working Papers 200610, University of Minnesota: Nexus Research Group.
  • Handle: RePEc:nex:wpaper:surveyarchive
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    1. Pavithra Parthasarathi & Anupam Srivastava & Nikolas Geroliminis & David Levinson, 2011. "The importance of being early," Transportation, Springer, vol. 38(2), pages 227-247, March.

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    Keywords

    Travel Surveys; Activity Surveys; Archiving;

    JEL classification:

    • C80 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - General
    • R40 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - General
    • D13 - Microeconomics - - Household Behavior - - - Household Production and Intrahouse Allocation

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