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dc.contributor.advisorMacdonald, Owen
dc.contributor.authorPurkis, Richard
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-20T11:34:53Z
dc.date.available2015-11-20T11:34:53Z
dc.date.issued26/11/2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/11800
dc.description.abstractMany parents believe the journey to school and so opt to drive their children instead of letting them either walk or cycle. In order to change parent’s opinions and increase the proportion of children who travel to school by means active transport, local authorities looking for ways that require a short time to implement, are inexpensive and applicable to all schools in their area. For this project a web service was developed, utilising open source software, which allows parents and pupils to identify safer routes to school. The data used in the study had to be easily accessible by local authorities so that the methods presented would be possible to replicate in their respective areas. Safety was firstly evaluated over the entirety of a network based on the factors street lighting, vehicle speed, accident risk and crime which were weighted using a pairwise comparison method. The network was stored in a PostgreSQL database along with shapefiles containing the locations of schools and their respective catchment areas. pgRouting was the routing software used. The webpage was based on HTML pages served by JavaScript and a Perl processing script retrieving the route optimised for safety from the PostgreSQL database. This paper provides a solution to increase the proportion of pupils who travel by active transport to school that requires a short time to implement, is inexpensive and is applicable to all schools in the area managed by a local authority.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectSafetyen
dc.subjectGISen
dc.subjectPostgreSQLen
dc.subjectpgRoutingen
dc.subjectSchoolen
dc.subjectnetwork analysisen
dc.subjectMSc Geographical Information Scienceen
dc.subjectGISen
dc.titleThe development of a web service utilising open-source software to identify safer routes to schoolen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen
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