Suitability Analysis of Routing Algorithms for Web-based Transportation Planning

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The routing of vehicles in complex urban or regional systems is a task that needs to be solved in numerous transportation-oriented applications. This paper describes the process and approaches used for routing algorithm analysis emphasizing transportation planning in interactive web-based planning, analysis and simulation solutions. The objectives of the presented research are to examine existing routing algorithms used for finding the shortest path between the nodes in transport networks and to analyse the implementation possibilities and efficiency of routing algorithms in web-based geographical information systems.

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