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This paper describes the integration of geographic information systems (GIS) with simulation modeling of traffic flow on inland waterways. Two separate modeling efforts are described: (a) GIS/AutoMod modeling of barge traffic on the Ohio River, and (b) GIS/Arena modeling of the transit of ocean-going vessels through the Panama Canal. These modeling efforts demonstrate the benefits that accrue both to modeling realism and to the initialization process with discrete-event models of traffic flow on these waterways.
Simulation Conference, 2004. Proceedings of the 2004 Winter (Volume:2 )
Date of Conference: 5-8 Dec. 2004