|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K460|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Narushige Shiode|
This module introduces students to a set of analytical approaches which are frequently used in transport planning practice. These include analysis of travel behaviour (Part A) and geographic information systems (GIS) (Part B). Part A aims to provide an introduction to research designs and strategies for understanding travel behaviour, acquisition and analysis of relevant data through practical exercises and transport surveys for collecting primary data. Particular emphasis is given on transport surveys for collecting revealed and stated preferences, which have been prominent in travel behaviour research. Designing such surveys and analysing the data they generate form an important part of this module. Part B introduces students to the use of GIS in planning through hands-on exercises, aiming to develop skills in the use of spatial data handling in a range of planning tasks. Each lecture of Part B is followed by a practical session which is concerned with the use of GIS in a particular planning task.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
The module will be delivered by lectures and computer lab practical sessions.
Central to the course will be a major project which will require application of transport planning software for the study of urban transport issues.
Report - Analysis and presentation of large scale travel survey dataset (50%)
Report - GIS Project (50%)
Report -analysis And Presentation Of Large Scale Travel Survey Dataset
Report - Gis Project
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Longley, P., Goodchild,M.F, Maguire,D.J., and Rhind,D.W. (2005) Geographical Information Systems and Science. Wiley & Sons. 2nd Edition.
Martin,D. (1995) Geographic Information Systems and their socio¬economic applications, London: Routledge. 2nd edition.
Ortuzar, J.D. & Willumsen, L.G. (2001) Modelling Transport, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester. 3rd Edition.