Midwest FreightView and the Great Lakes Maritime Information Delivery System: A Resource for the Regional Analysis of Intermodal Freight Flows

Midwest FreightView and the Great Lakes Maritime Information Delivery System is a comprehensive data repository and information clearinghouse in support of Great Lakes maritime commerce. This multifunctional resource integrated in a geographic information system focuses on relating economic spatial data with commodity flow data and traffic patterns in order to effectively document and explain patterns of economic activity among all major sectors of the regional economy with an emphasis on their linkage to freight movements. The main objective for the system is to update and maintain a long-term database and data distribution system that is available for state transportation agencies, regional planning agencies, port authorities and economic development organizations, as well as other interested decision makers and stakeholders within the region by serving as an information resource for public policy decision-making and for drawing the link between maritime freight movements, economic viability, and environmental quality throughout the region. The system is designed to be a diversified web-based information delivery site that houses a detailed data repository consisting of 1) vessel movements and commodity flows, 2) port and dock functions, 3) regional economic activity, 4) regional population/socioeconomic patterns, and 5) environmental impacts.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1000000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    CFIRE 02-033

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)

    University of Wisconsin, Madison
    1415 Engineering Drive, 2205 Engineering Hall
    Madison, WI  United States  53706
  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Toledo, Ohio

    Department of Geography and Planning
    Toledo, OH  United States  43606
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lindquist, Peter

  • Start Date: 20071001
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120930
  • Source Data: RiP Project 24926

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01468261
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education (CFIRE)
  • Contract Numbers: CFIRE 02-033
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 3:48PM