WIT Press


Analysing Rail Freight Transportation In Turkey: A GIS Application

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CR040391

Volume

74

Pages

10

Published

2004

Size

928 kb

Author(s)

Y. Vitosoglu, H. Guler & N. Caliskan

Abstract

It is important to constitute a detailed, easily understandable, and visually appealing database related to rail freight transportation for carrying out various analyses, making more effective operational plans, and finding solutions for many management problems. Hence, in this paper, the rail freight transportation in Turkey is analysed, giving a special emphasis on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). In order to carry out the study, at first, the origin and destination (O-D) matrices for 20 different kinds of commodities carried by the Turkish State Railways (TCDD) in the year 2000 were determined by using the statistical data provided by TCDD. Afterwards, the railway network was coded, and the OD matrices obtained for these 20 different commodities were assigned onto this network based on an all-or-nothing as

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