Resilient Cartography: Interactive Online Mapping as a Method for Understanding the Dynamics of the Corridor Transportation System

While transportation planners and civil engineers rely on cartographic representations of transportation infrastructure in the conduct of their work, maps are an underestimated method for providing policy-makers and the public with a better understanding of the relationships that exist among different modes of transportation at the regional and local levels. While traditional cartographic approaches provide adequate descriptions of many aspects of corridor spatiality, they fail to capture and clearly illustrate many other aspects of corridor resiliency, including travel-time and route-redundancy. This project proposes to create two maps for use by corridor users, transportation policy-makers and regional transportation researchers. The purpose of the central map in this project is to reinforce and demonstrate the idea that travel-times between key nodes within the corridor network is highly contingent on transportation mode and spatial location. Additionally, this map will allow University of Delaware- University of Transportation UD-UTC to demonstrate to the public and policy makers a novel presentation and research method related to corridor resiliency- one that provides a clear illustration of the rapidity and redundancy properties of regional resiliency as developed by Bruneau et al.


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    • Status: Active
    • Contract Numbers:

      DTRT06 G 0026

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Research and Innovative Technology Administration

      Department of Transportation
      1200 New Jersey Avneue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Stearns, Amy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Delaware, Newark

      Department of Civil Engineering
      301 DuPont Hall
      Newark, DE  United States  19716
    • Principal Investigators:

      Tuttle, Doug

    • Start Date: 20100901
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20110830
    • Source Data: RiP Project 26896

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01461321
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Delaware Center for Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: DTRT06 G 0026
    • Files: UTC, RiP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:43PM