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GIS as a tool for selection of sample areas in a travel behaviour survey

Anna Fraszczyk and Corinne Mulley ()

Journal of Transport Geography, 2014, vol. 34, issue C, 233-242

Abstract: Whilst Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are now used more commonly in transport research and modelling, GIS techniques were used in this study to select similar sample areas (in terms of geography and census attributes) for data collection. For this purpose, a GIS mapping system for Tyne and Wear, UK, was built. The system included topographic maps of the area, boundary maps of Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA), and aggregated census statistics datasets for LSOAs. Criteria relating to census attributes and the nature of transport were employed to identify ‘hotspots’ by GIS enquiry to provide suitably matching areas, which then formed the basis of the sampling frame.

Keywords: GIS; Sample selection; Methodology; Census (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.06.018

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