Geographical Output for PACE-FORWARD

by Cara L. Largesse

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This report describes a hypermedia environment to geographically display the results of a computer spreadsheet model. Specifically, it details the technical creation of GO-FORWARD, which visualizes output from PACE-FORWARD, a tool created to support the FORWARD policy analysis of Dutch freight transport. PACE-FORWARD calculates the impacts of different tactics proposed by the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works, and Water Management. Results are given for the entire country. With the addition of GO-FORWARD, maps show the level of pollutant emissions and noise over nine different regions and 36 different road links in the Netherlands. Additionally, GO-FORWARD is a prototype showing what can be done with hypermedia to link together different modules and create a complete policy analysis support system.

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