Caliper supplies US traffic count data for Mapitude

October 3, 2018  - By 0 Comments
Image: Caliper

Image: Caliper

Caliper has released a free average annual daily traffic (AADT) map layer for Maptitude 2018 users.

The latest version includes fields with total AADT traffic count, semi-trailer truck count, single-unit truck and bus count, number of through lanes and road classification.

AADT is the total volume of vehicle traffic on a highway or road for a year divided by 365 days. It is a useful and simple measurement of how busy a road is, and is useful for:

  • selecting a new site or facility location, evaluating a site, or designing a territory
  • determining funding for highway maintenance and improvement
  • forecasting road maintenance needs and expenditure
  • identifying the best location for your business based on traffic patterns
  • analyzing how traffic may impact store construction
  • analyzing the environmental hazards of sound and pollution related to road transport

The downloaded layer can be added to any Maptitude 2018 map.

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Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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