The GIS-T Programme: Use of Geographic Information Systems in Traffic Planning and Decision Support (GIS-T)

  • Nielsen, Otto Anker (Project Manager)
  • Leleur, Steen (Project Participant)
  • Kronbak, Jacob (Project Participant)
  • Brems, Camilla Riff (Project Participant)
  • Thorlacius, Per (Project Participant)
  • Grevy, Bo (Project Participant)
  • Nielsen, Erik Rude (Project Participant)
  • Israelsen, Thomas (Project Participant)
  • Moshøj, Claus Rehfeld (Project Participant)
  • Hansen, Christian Overgaard (Project Participant)
  • Bloch, Karsten Sand (Project Participant)
  • Nielsen, Jan (Project Participant)
  • Nielsen, Mogens (Project Participant)
  • Petersen, Jens Møller (Project Participant)

Project Details


The GIS-programme's underlying purpose is to renew the quantitative methodologies used in traffic planning and to open for the treatment of questions, which so far has been overwhelming of data- and software reasons. The main goals of the programme can be summarised as:
1) To clarify possibilities and limitations of the use of quantitative methods, including GIS-based methods, as basis for decision making regarding traffic and infrastructure.
2) Hence to develop new improved decision tools, among other approaches by utilising the possibilities in the GIS-technology.
3) To test the newly developed methods in applied projects.
4) To propagate theoretical and practical knowledge in Danish and International fora and to involve the results in the M.Sc.- and Ph.D.-education at the department.
These goals are to be fulfilled within the following areas of focus:
1) Methods for data-handling and quality control
2) Traffic models
3) Impact analyses (among others economics, accessibility, safety and environmental impacts)
4) Decision Support Systems and
5) Methods for quality control of models and their results.
The GIS-T programme consists of a number of coordinated projects, where GIS (Geographic Information Systems) are used. The projects have different focus within the area of traffic planning but they all have in common that GIS can ease and improve the methodologies and state of practice. The largest projects are described individually other places in this annual report. Otto Anker Nielsen is coordinator of the programme.
Effective start/end date01/09/199401/06/1997


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