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SYNTACTIC MODELLING AND ANALYSIS: A GIS ADAPTATION AND ENHANCEMENT FOR EFFECTIVE PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR SYSTEMS

Nkwenti, Danjuma I. and Amir, Abdulgader O. SYNTACTIC MODELLING AND ANALYSIS: A GIS ADAPTATION AND ENHANCEMENT FOR EFFECTIVE PEDESTRIAN AND VEHICULAR SYSTEMS. The 6th Saudi Engineering Conference, KFUPM, Dhahran, December 2002.

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Abstract

In both architecture and planning, most recent movement modelling and analysis studies have been undertaken on the premise of space syntax and associated techniques. The fact that space syntax is not associated with mainstream GIS applications has somehow tended to undermine the potential of both systems in comprehensively tackling urban design and planning problems. This paper highlights the potentials of adopting space syntax techniques within ArcView GIS for addressing design and planning tasks. The first part looks at a general background of modelling and analysis of both pedestrian and vehicular systems, and some major techniques that have been deployed in the past decades. The second part focuses on the use of ‘axman’, a Mac-based application for space syntax techniques, and ‘axwoman’, a windows-based replica within ArcView GIS. Comparative modelling and analysis are presented as well as variations in both graphical and statistical presentations. The final part provides exploratory dimensions for enhancing syntactic modelling and analysis of both pedestrian and vehicular systems within GIS-based applications. The paper concludes with some recommendations on how to avoid major challenges of theoretical rhetoric, platform compatibilities and the need for further research in extending syntactic analysis to the emerging ArcGIS range of applications.



Item Type:Article
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Creators:Nkwenti, Danjuma I. and Amir, Abdulgader O.
Email:aamir@kfupm.edu.sa, danjuma@kfupm.edu.sa
ID Code:1555
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Deposited On:01 Jun 2008 11:39
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