Design and Implementation of an Interactive Route Editor
Operations Research techniques now provide us with many algorithms for real life routing problems (Bodin 1983; Chapleau 1984; Chapleau 1985). Unfortunately, being often heuristic in nature, their results must be evaluated by hand (by eye would be a more appropriate term). This evaluation must take into account not only the usual constraints (capacity, length, time duration, etc) but also other unwritten ones (overall shape of the route, going back on one self, certain types of vehicle might not be able to go over certain roads, etc). This process usually prompts some more modifications who then in turn must be evaluated.
KeywordsText Editor Transit Planning Operation Research Technique Interactive Route Network Edit
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