JGIS  Vol.2 No.2 , April 2010
Design of Data Model for Urban Transport GIS
ABSTRACT
Constructing the data model for public transportation by integrating the spatial and the non-spatial information, is the basis of reasonable plan and effective management of urban public transport. This paper presents a transit data model based on geographic information systems (GIS) technology, which utilizes arc-node networks, and manages the foundational bus data with point, link, polygon and record features. In this model, a transport network is generated and maintained in a dynamic manner, and hence supports planning, construction, management, operation and optimization functions for transit facilities and routes, as well as day-to-day transactions. Public transportation GIS established on this model foundation will remarkably upgrade the construction level and the urban service ability.

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nullW. Zeng, X. Chang and J. Lv, "Design of Data Model for Urban Transport GIS," Journal of Geographic Information System, Vol. 2 No. 2, 2010, pp. 106-112. doi: 10.4236/jgis.2010.22016.
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