publication . Conference object . 2011

Accessibility evaluation model to support decision-making in urban investments: the case of Santarém-Brazil

Rui Antonio Rodrigues Ramos;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2011
  • Country: Brazil
Abstract
The main goal of the paper is to present an accessibility evaluation model for the urban area of Santarém, in Brazil. Located midway between the larger cities of Belém and Manaus, Santarém plays a crucial role in the region of Lower Amazonia. The paper describes the research instruments, sampling method and data analysis proposed for mapping urban accessibility. Basic activities (education, health, services, leisure and commerce) provided by the city were used to identify the main key-destinations. The model was implemented within a Geographic Information System (GIS). It estimates an accessibility index for each point of the network aggregating weighted sub-ind...
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free text keywords: Geographic information Systems, Planning support systems, Accessibility evaluation, Brazil
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publication . Conference object . 2011

Accessibility evaluation model to support decision-making in urban investments: the case of Santarém-Brazil

Rui Antonio Rodrigues Ramos;