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AMIS: Least Cost Path Analysis for Transportation Planning
2002 Proceedings of the Environmental Systems Research Institute User Conference
  • Joel Brumm, University of Kentucky
  • Ted H. Grossardt, University of Kentucky
  • Keiron Bailey, University of Kentucky
Abstract
The State requested a GIS-based route planning tool. More than 50 raster data layers were assembled within ArcView 3.2, encompassing a full spectrum of demographic, physical, and cultural features. These data layers were given a numerical rating using multicriteria decision making software and input from professionals from a variety of fields. The multicriteria decision making software then set the relative importance of these surface features as impediments or attractors, creating a travel-cost surface. This synthesis of technologies, combined in a tool termed AMIS (Analytic Minimum Impedance Surface), found the least-cost path to any point within the study area.
Document Type
Conference Proceeding
Publication Date
7-1-2002
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Published in the 2002 Proceedings of the Environmental Systems Research Institute User Conference, Paper 521.

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Citation Information
Joel Brumm, Ted H. Grossardt and Keiron Bailey. "AMIS: Least Cost Path Analysis for Transportation Planning" 2002 Proceedings of the Environmental Systems Research Institute User Conference (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ted_grossardt/70/