Application of GIS IN Public Transportation. A case-study: Almada, Portugal

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Abstract

Spatial Planning is always connected with a country ’ development process. It aids to provide a good quality of life to the citizens, cre ating strategies to achieve more balanced and competitive territories. The mobility and accessibility are the main factors of cohesion, social integration and promoti on of competitiveness and economic development. This paper intends to illustr ate Geographic Information System transportation tools (GIS-T) in the planning of public transportation and create a model that analyzes the demand and supply in order to optimize its utilization rates. This article introduces a case-s tudy: Almada, a Portuguese city peripheral to Lisbon, the country’s capital. The ma in goal of this paper is to demonstrate the importance of Geographic Informatio n System (GIS) as a support tool in developing policies for the organization, m anagement and promotion of transport efficiency.
Original languageUnknown
Title of host publication7th VCT - Virtual Cities and Territories - Lisboa 2011
EditorsNuno Norte Pinto, José António Tenedório, Mark Santos, Raquel de Deus
Place of PublicationLisboa
PublisherDepartment of Civil Engenieering of the University of Coimbra and e-Geo, Research Center for Geography and Regional Planning of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Pages439-446
ISBN (Print)978-989-97510-0-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Seventh InternATIONAL Conference on Virtual Cities and Territories
PublisherDepartment of Civil Engenieering of the University of Coimbra and e-Geo, Research Center for Geography and Regional Planning of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

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Ferreira, J. R. D. C. (2011). Application of GIS IN Public Transportation. A case-study: Almada, Portugal. In N. N. Pinto, J. A. Tenedório, M. Santos, & R. D. Deus (Eds.), 7th VCT - Virtual Cities and Territories - Lisboa 2011 (pp. 439-446). (Proceedings of the Seventh InternATIONAL Conference on Virtual Cities and Territories). Lisboa: Department of Civil Engenieering of the University of Coimbra and e-Geo, Research Center for Geography and Regional Planning of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.