Specification (PDF File)
Exciting news for administrators in school bus routing.
GeoBus© provides the user
with an easy-to-use interface that automates and streamlines the
data creation process for modeling the variations in school bus
routing environments unique to each community. GeoBus©
is a component of an integrated set of applications for addressing
the numerous business problems of administering K through 12 allowing
complimentary departments the ability to pass information from one
process to the next with the efficiencies of a well coordinated
TIGERUS© provides the tools
for maintaining the map base. GeoSchools©
offers valuable featues to assist the planner in creating attendance
boundaries. GeoChoice© supports zoned or open
The integration of data including roads,
students, building locations, zones, and districts are pulled together
in GeoBus© to create a model of the community
appropriate for routing. The road network from the TIGERUS©
project provides the database that is enhanced with the transportation
attributes used to determine the best route.
GeoSchools© provides walk
zones to assist in determining ridership, it is also a source of
information such as campus locations and attendance boundaries.
During the work with GeoSchools© the administrator
uses the geocoding utility included with GeoSchools©
to place all of the students on the map.
GeoBus© was developed as
an application working within the MapInfo Professional environment.
Selected from the menu bar, a pull down menu is displayed which
contains the editing tools and table management functions included
with GeoBus© all of which are displayed to
illustrate the extensive functionality contained in GeoBus©.
GeoBus© is an intelligent
rules based routing module that includes the ability to integrate
data from diverse sources to create a model of the operating environment
unique to a given district. Tables of school locations, walk zones,
impassible zones, transportation zones, and attendance zones can
be brought together for the specific purpose of defining a your
community. Through the use of theses zone tables it is possible
for GeoBus© to be used by multiple routers
at one time.
TIGERUS© and GeoSchools©
provide the administration with the foundation tools upon which
the school district management can facilitate the implementation
of school choice with GeoChoice© and school
bus routing with GeoBus©.