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    Data Preparation for the MOLAND Model Application for the Greater Dublin Region

    Shahumyan, Harutyun and Twumasi, Bright Osei and Convery, Sheila and Foley, Ronan and Vaughan, Eilis and Casey, Edward and Carty, John and Walsh, Cormac and Brennan, Michael (2009) Data Preparation for the MOLAND Model Application for the Greater Dublin Region. UCD Urban Institute Ireland Working Paper Series (UCD UII 09/04). pp. 1-39. ISSN 1649‐3613

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    This paper presents the data preparation and processing steps that were taken to provide inputs for the MOLAND model application for the Greater Dublin Region. The model requires spatial and socioeconomic data by county for the beginning and end years of the calibration period i.e. 1990, 2000 and 2006. In addition, projections of socio-economic variables are required for implementing different scenarios. Basic data requirements of the new transport model and description of related data collection works are also presented. Heretofore detailed information and justification for approaches taken in preparing data for ingestion to MOLAND has been undocumented. This paper aims to address that gap. Therefore the steps that have been taken to prepare and process these datasets are described in detail including background information, interpretation and processing methods used and the main assumptions and generalisations adopted.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: The Urban Environment Project is generously sponsored by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency as part of the ERTDI programme which is funded through the National Development Plan. 2005-CD-U1-M1 ―Decision support tools for managing urban environment in Ireland. All work undertaken on the MOLAND model, for the Greater Dublin Region is subject to the license conditions of the software developers, Research Institute for Knowledge Systems b.v. (RIKS b.v.) and the data set owners, DG JRC under license no. JRC.BWL.30715. The authors would like to note the kind assistance of Ms. Deirdre Scully and Dr. Walter Foley in contributing to a much enhanced understanding of current zoning policy in Ireland. The authors would also like express their appreciation to the research staff at RIKS b.v. for their continuing support and collaboration.
    Keywords: MOLAND; model; data; maps; Greater Dublin Region; land use; suitability; zoning; accessibility; population; employment; transport;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 4369
    Depositing User: Dr. Ronan Foley
    Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 15:18
    Journal or Publication Title: UCD Urban Institute Ireland Working Paper Series
    Publisher: UCD Urban Institute Ireland
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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