Using Model Builder to Build a Regional TOD Database
Track: Modeling Techniques
Authors: Patrick Mandapaka, Aaron Brown
As part of a project to develop a region-wide transit-oriented development database, planners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area used Model Builder to synthesize data from multiple inputs (census tracts, traffic survey zones and parcels) into one manageable dataset to enable analysis of over 50 station area characteristics. Using Model Builder allowed planners to quickly and accurately aggregate data, streamline quality control and considerably reduce the effort required to update the database.