A Route is a path taken by vehicles of a particular type. It is displayed on the map in RAMM. You create your own Route Types and Subtypes. An example of this could be a Route Type of Bus Route and a Route Subtype of Express Bus Route. Routes are a concatenation of adjacent Route Segments between two intersections.
A Route Segment is a constituent part of a Route. Each Segment is a concatenation of the carriageways between two intersections. Segments may be used in more than one Route.
Set Up Routes
You set up your Routes in RAMM. Before you can do this you need to create Route Types and Route Segments. Once you have done this the creation of the Routes is quite simple.
Analyse by Route
You can use Routes to investigate data from carriageways which are part of a Route (for instance a Heavy Traffic Route). You can then compare that with data from carriageways which are of a similar hierarchy but are not part of a Route (such as a Heavy Traffic Route). This will reveal the effect of Heavy Traffic vehicles.
You can create Layers in RAMM GIS to analyse your Routes. This is particularly useful for viewing existing Routes and when planning new Routes.
This video gives a brief overview of setting up Routes and how they may be used to analyse data from your carriageways.
Introduction to Routes & Route Segments (3:33)
You use Route Types to group your Routes for analysis. Before you can add your Routes you must set up at least one Route Type code.
Adding Route Types (1:56)
Routes are a concatenation of adjacent Route Segments between two intersections. You create Route Segments before you add Routes.
Creating Route Segments (4:07)
Once you have created your Route Type codes and your Route Segments, it is rather easy to add your Routes.
Adding a Route (2:25)
You use Routes to analyse data from carriageways which are part of, for instance, a Heavy Traffic Route. You can also compare this data with carriageways with similar Hierarchy.
Analyse by Route in RAMM (3:14)
You can create Layers in RAMM GIS to analyse your Routes. This is particularly useful for viewing existing Routes. Route Sub Types are clearly delineated in RAMM GIS.
Analyse Routes in RAMM GIS (5:08)