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Introduction to the UTIS database for Newcastle upon Tyne

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Steven Wright, Sergio Grosso, Christopher Cassir, Adam Etches, Emeritus Professor David Parker


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In the past, the absence of network compatibility has hindered the comparison, development and integration of network modelling tools. This paper proposes an open standard for defining transportation networks. The network is broken down to the lowest common-denominator level, and so network information necessary for any relevant traffic simulation or traffic management software tool can be represented. A standard database named UTIS (Urban Transport Information System) is described containing all the necessary network objects and their attributes and the structure of this database is explained. The paper demonstrates how a lowest common-denominator database can be constructed allowing all networks derived from it to be updated simultaneously.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wright SD, Bell MGH, Grosso S, Cassir C, Etches A, Parker D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Traffic Engineering and Control

Year: 2000

Volume: 41

Issue: 3

Pages: 104-108

Print publication date: 01/01/2000

ISSN (print): 0041-0683

ISSN (electronic): 1751-9462

Publisher: Hemming Information Services Ltd.