Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What are Desire Lines?

Desire lines are used to illustrate on a map the flows of people or goods from point to point based on the values from a matrix.

Desire Line Software

TransCAD Transportation Planning Software provides the widest array of traffic procedures that can be used for modeling urban traffic. TransCAD also has specialized tools for transportation data visualization inlcuding desire lines, route systems, and more.

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What is Traffic Assignment? Traffic assignment result map with scaled-symbol theme of flow and color theme of volume to capacity ratios courtesy TransCAD Transportation Planning Software

Given a matrix of flows between origins and destinations, desire lines can be used to illustrate those flows on a map.