How can high-speed rail transport develop on a global scale in the future?
Based on a geographic information system (GIS), the routing tool of the DLR Institute of Vehicle Concepts uses spatial data to determine the most cost-effective route between two cities.
NGT - GIS Routing Model: Cost-effective routes for most frequently used routes in Europe
Factors such as sloping terrain, population density or expanses of water determine the course of a high-speed route and have a significant influence on construction costs. The elevation profile allows planners to gauge where tunnels or bridges need to be built, thus enabling them to assess the feasibility of new high-speed routes based on the calculated course of routes.
IMAGE Cost-effective routes for most frequently used routes in Europe.