Research and mapping of some aspects of transport in the Tver region

https://doi.org/10.35595/2414-9179-2022-1-28-219-229

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About the Authors

Vasilij Yu. Aleksandrov

National Research University Higher School of Economics, Faculty of Urban and Regional Development,
101000, Moscow, Russia;
E-mail: v.alexandrov192@mail.ru

Elena A. Prohorova

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Geography,
Leninskie Gory 1, 119991 Moscow, Russia;
E-mail: eaprohorova@mail.ru

Abstract

The article presents the results of a study of the state and features of the transport in the Tver region with an emphasis on public transport; determination of the necessary characteristics for their representation in the transport networks database of the region. The study of the spatial organization of regional transport systems is necessary to improve the level and quality of life of the population, since passenger transport and its variation—public transport, provides all categories of citizens with services for movement between settlements both within the region and between neighboring ones. The article deals with issues related to the selection and systematization of information, the choice of indicators for presentation in the created database of spatial data of individual road network objects and their characteristics that meet the selection criteria. Additional attention is paid to the creation of a series of maps of the intensity and carrying capacity of public transport in the Tver region on the basis of the generated database. The information visualized on the maps represents only reliable and up-to-date data on transport facilities and may be useful in developing scenarios for the transport development of the territory. The information basis of the maps are cartographic sources and official statistics, as well as data obtained as a result of an independently performed detailed study and field survey of the region. The work carried out on the selection and formalization of the initial thematic spatial information made it possible to accumulate the necessary experience and form the basic principles for development of transport databases for other subjects of Russia as well. The main goal in this case is to provide the consumer with as much information as possible about the transport system of the region. In this study special attention was paid to public transport.

Keywords

database, transport maps, transport networks, public transport, Tver region

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For citation: Aleksandrov V.Yu., Prohorova E.A. Research and mapping of some aspects of transport in the Tver region InterCarto. InterGIS. GI support of sustainable development of territories: Proceedings of the International conference. Moscow: MSU, Faculty of Geography, 2022. V. 28. Part 1. P. 219–229. DOI: 10.35595/2414-9179-2022-1-28-219-229 (In Russian)