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  • Writer's pictureArpit Shah

Designing Better Public Transport Networks using Mapping Tech

Updated: Jul 1, 2021

I've written about how mapping technology helps Supply Chain and Logistics before - you may refer to these posts - Depicting SC on a Map, Powerful Insights (Logistics case within) and Mapping for Businesses - SCM.

Here, I am sharing two case videos on how Mapping Technology can help to plan, analyse, monitor and promote Logistics aspects pertaining to Public Transportation Networks. The methodology can be applied to a variety of other situations as well. A key thing to note is that the quality of geo-data is of supreme importance. Without suitable datasets, the output would not hold any significant value. The powerful location analytics platform only facilitates the problem solving, to that extent.

(The videos are best viewed in Youtube's HD setting either on PC or on Landscape mode in Mobile Phone. You can reduce / increase the play speed as per your viewing preferences.)


Case 1: Improving Public Transport - Bus Network Connectivity

A city in Tennessee, USA wants to improve its bus connectivity by adding new routes where needed. In the video below, you'll see how we've use mapping technology to plot existing Bus network, model Service areas (Reach), overlay Demographic variables, compare Results, evaluate Potential regions as per the model output and shortlist Locations suitable for adding new bus stops, in the process gaining valuable insights to improve overall connectivity within the city.

Case 1 Video


Case 2: Visualizing expansion of Railway Network

A city in California, USA has added a new railway line connecting select neighborhoods in the suburbs (which have experienced an increase in housing growth) to downtown (business district). The video, promotional in nature, is meant to educate and build interest among the residents about - the existing rail network, where the new railway line was added and the reasons behind choosing that location to add the new rail line. To convey this message, a 3D model has been created and later converted into a video (below).

Case 2 Video


As you may relate from the case videos, Mapping technology is very useful in analyzing complex geo-networks. There are several other features, tools and modules available which can aid in better management of Public Transport Networks in particular (such as Safety & Event Reporting, Disaster Risk Mitigation, Rider Engagement etc.). Read more about these in this 'informative storymap'.

Image: Esri Transport Safety Manager


Are you impressed by the technology potential? Would you like to see how it can be used to good effect at your organization? Do you have a problem statement in mind?

Intelloc Mapping Services | is engaged in selling products which capture geo-data (Drones), process geo-data (Geographic Information System) as well as services (PoI Datasets & Satellite Imagery). Together, these help organizations to benefit from Geo-Intelligence for purposes such as operations improvement, project management and digital enabled growth.

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(The case has been analysed using Esri's ArcGIS Pro. Much thanks to Learn ArcGIS. For informative purposes only.)

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