A Generalized Distance' Estimation Procedure for Intra-Urban Interaction
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN CENTER FOR CYBERNETIC STUDIES
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The estimation of urban and regional travel patterns has been a necessary part of current efforts to establish land use guidelines for the Texas coastal zone. Emerging from this research are several theoretical and computational advances relating to the gravity model of spatial interaction. The paper details computational experience with travel estimation within Corpus Christi, Texas, using a new convex programming approach of Charnes, Raike and Bettinger. It is found that available estimation techniques necessarily result in non-integer solutions. A mathematical device is therefore introduced which assures integer-values estimates. Implications and extensions of the work are indicated.
- Operations Research
- Civil Engineering