Special Issue "GIS for Sustainable Urban Transport"


A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 October 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Mark Zuidgeest
Center for Transport Studies, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Website: http://www.cfts-uct.org/
E-Mail: mark.zuidgeest@uct.ac.za
Phone: +27-21-6504756
Interests: climate change and transport; accessibility mapping; land use – transport interaction; developing countries; non-motorized transport; spatial multi-criteria assessment; location-allocation models; transport engineering

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Martin van Maarseveen
Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.itc.nl/pgm/
E-Mail: m.f.a.m.vanmaarseveen@utwente.nl
Phone: +31-53-4874394
Fax: +31-53-4874575
Interests: transport modeling; transport planning methods and techniques; travel demand analysis; traffic safety; traffic simulation and dynamics; spatial decision support systems; evacuation modelling, urban planning; quality of life

Guest Editor
Dr. Mark Brussel
Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management, Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Website: http:// http://www.itc.nl/pgm/
E-Mail: m.j.g.brussel@utwente.nl
Phone: +31-53-4874497
Fax: +31-53-4874575
Interests: infrastructure planning; infrastructure levels of service and performance; GIS network

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The world is urbanizing at a very fast pace.
Modern geography, particularly geo-information systems and global positioning systems, are reshaping the way urban and transport planners are collecting, exploring, synthesizing, analyzing, evaluating and presenting their data. Transport GIS (or GIS-T) applications have become mainstream in leading conferences and high-level publications.
Sustainable transport relates to creating transport systems that promote sustainability in terms of increasing social inclusion, reducing environmental externalities and being economically feasible. It involves the transport as well as the land use system. In the field of sustainable transport, GI science is typically used to aid the development of concepts and methodologies for clean and sustainable mobility. Whether looking at location-allocation models of public bicycle systems, mapping children’s routes to school, land use – transport interaction or calculating levels of accessibility to jobs for the urban poor, modern time GPS and GIS technologies are myriad.
This special issue therefore seeks to publish state-of-the-art research on GIS for sustainable transport including but not limited to:

•Spatial Data Infrastructures for sustainable transport
•Location-allocation models, for example for planning transit, public bike systems, infrastructure etc.
•Multi-modal network modeling approaches in GIS
•GPS/Mobile GIS applications in data collection for walking and cycling, e.g. walkability and cycleability
•Spatial Decision Support Systems (SDSS) in transport policy and planning
•Measuring Transit Oriented Development (TOD)
•Urban design and transport
•Satellite Remote Sensing for transport –related urban sustainability
•Mapping transport sustainability indicators, including transport quality of life
•Collaborative mapping and the role of mapping institutions
•Accessibility analysis, for example for BRT systems, railway, social services, health care etc.
•Transport-related social and spatial exclusion, incl. gender issues
•Sustainable safety
•Agent Based Modelling
•Dynamic land use – transport interaction, etc.

We welcome a mix of articles from both developing and developed countries.

Dr. Mark Zuidgeest
Prof. Dr. Martin van Maarseveen
Ir. Mark Brussel
Guest Editors


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•network modeling
•walkability and cycleability
•transit oriented development
•GPS surveys and mobile GIS applications
•land use - transport interaction
•spatial data infrastructures
•location-allocation models
•public bike systems
•public transport
•non-motorized transport
•social and spatial exclusion
•transport planning
•impact assessment
•transport and climate change
•evacuation modelling

Published Papers (2 papers)

by ,  and
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2014, 3(2), 565-583; doi:10.3390/ijgi3020565
Received: 2 January 2014; in revised form: 20 March 2014 / Accepted: 25 March 2014 / Published: 15 April 2014
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by  and
ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2014, 3(2), 554-564; doi:10.3390/ijgi3020554
Received: 19 February 2014; in revised form: 31 March 2014 / Accepted: 3 April 2014 / Published: 14 April 2014
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Last update: 10 June 2014

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