For Immediate Release
September 21, 2010

Learn More About TransCAD and TransModeler at the European Transport Conference

NEWTON, MASSACHUSETTS (USA) - The European Transport Conference will be held on October 11-13, 2010 in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference explores the demands on Europe's transport systems, which continue to both increase and change annually with new factors challenging the industry every year. Caliper staff will be available to discuss the TransCAD Transportation Mapping Software and the TransModeler Traffic Simulation GIS program.

Caliper invites attendees to visit our booth to learn more about the market-leading TransCAD and TransModeler software, and how they can assist in a European planning context.

The debate about transport, climate change, and sustainability will be a major focus of the Conference.  TransCAD has powerful capabilities for producing the core inputs to air quality and other sustainability models. These include route volumes, speeds, vehicle miles of travel (VMT), and the ability to aggregate results to transport regions or grids. In the USA for example, the MOBILE6 program designed by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency (EPA) estimates current and future emissions from highway vehicles. The integration with air pollution models allows users to calculate emissions based on vehicle types, average traffic speeds, temperatures, etc. The Caliper Mobile6 application provides an interface to prepare data layers and to configure various kinds of parameters needed to run the MOBILE6 program, and to display emission results geographically using thematic visualizations.

TransCAD is the first and only Geographic Information System (GIS) designed specifically for use by transportation professionals to store, display, manage, and analyze transportation data. TransCAD combines GIS and transportation modeling capabilities in a single integrated platform, providing capabilities that are unmatched by any other package. TransCAD can be used for all modes of transportation, at any scale or level of detail.

TransModeler breaks new ground in ease-of-use for complex simulation applications and integrates with TransCAD, the most popular travel demand forecasting software in the U.S., to provide a complete solution for evaluating the traffic impacts of future planning scenarios. Moreover, the TransModeler mapping, simulation, and animation tools allow you to present study findings to decision-makers in a clear and compelling fashion.

About Caliper

Caliper is a leading developer of mapping, redistricting, transportation, and GIS software, including Maptitude®, Maptitude for Redistricting, TransCAD®, and TransModeler®. Caliper software is used by more than 75,000 users in over 70 countries.