I attended the annual GIS Research UK conference (GISRUK) last week and have some very interesting work to report back to transport geographers.
Transport Geography and GIS have much in common, yet there is relatively little in terms of joint research spanning both fields. There have been efforts to overcome that, with many researchers proudly donning both GIS and Transport hats. There has, for example been a recent Special Issue on Geographic Information Systems for Transportation in the Journal of Transport Geography, as well as papers illustrating the benefits of linking transport models to GIS systems (e.g. Lektauers et al 2012). Despite this progress, there is much to do in terms of collaboration between the fields.
This article reports three papers at the intersection between Transport Studies and GIS, two of which were presented at the conference.