Origin-destination surveys are conducted to enhance knowledge of the demand for passenger transportation. Such studies, coupled with spatial data, have a significant analytical potential that should be exploited for transportation planning. These types of analyses, when conducted using an efficient and easy-to-use application, provide essential information to clients.
Map4Decision offers functionalities that are specific to origin-destination studies. Among other things, it supports the dynamic creation of flow maps. The user can easily create a map of destinations for a given origin, or vice-versa. Also, the user can click directly on these flows on the map to obtain the corresponding sub-region flows, and thus access a detailed level of information.
Transport Québec, responsible for these surveys, chose Intelli3’s geodecision analysis application to publish the origin-destination surveys of Montréal (2013), Sherbrooke (2012), Québec (2011), Outaouais (2011) and Trois- Rivières (2011) and the three comparable surveys in each of the regions.
At the end of November 2016, the Transport Québec team will present this tool to its various partners. This application, named Map4OD, makes it easy to produce maps, origin-destination matrix and different diagrams. It is possible to answer questions such as:
- What is the number of trips from the Quebec urban area to downtown, for employment purposes?
- What are the most popular transportation modes used to go downtown, for leisure activities?
- What is the variation in the number of trips during peak periods (morning and afternoon), for each destination.
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