OmniTRANS is a new
Transport Planning Package developed and marketed by Dutch company
With its powerful data management facilities, object
oriented job scripting language and comprehensive user interface,
OmniTRANS delivers to the transport planner a powerful set of tools
used to address an extensive range of transport modelling problems.
One of the major issues faced by a modeller is
the control and management of potentially large and complex datasets
that need to be established in the first instance, and then used
in model runs where a large number of variants may be generated.
OmniTRANS simplifies this task through its Project and Data Management
interfaces. These enable efficient and consistent storage of data
in a relational database. Project Variants can be generated without
being concerned about how the data involved is handled; all you
need do is concentrate on the changes that have to be made to the
Matrix based data is thought of as existing in
a ‘hypercube’ whose dimensions represent the modelling
axes that are relevant to the model, such as mode, time period,
purpose, user class. The network structure supports integrated modelling
of all modes of transport; such as motorised vehicles, cycle, public
transit and walk.
OmniTRANS supports a wide range of modelling functionality and its
object oriented scripting language empowers the advanced modeller
in a way that few other packages can match. The use of the Ruby
Open Source scripting language as its native scripting language
empowers OmniTRANS in a very significant manner; the power of a
fully fledged programing language is available within a transport
data centric environment. This provides unlimited scope as to what
OmniTRANS has been used successfully on range of significant projects
in the UK and Ireland, as well in other worldwide locations.
Visit the OmniTRANS web site to find out more.