Vector network analysis

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Vector network analysis

GRASS provides support for vector network analysis using the DGlib Directed Graph Library.

The following algorithms are implemented:

  • Vector maintenance: v.net
  • Shortest path: d.path and v.net.path
  • Traveling salesman (round trip): v.net.salesman
  • Allocation of sources (create subnetworks, e.g. police station zones): v.net.alloc
  • Minimum Steiner trees (star-like connections, e.g. broadband cable connections): v.net.steiner
  • Iso-distances (from centers): v.net.iso

Vector directions are defined by the digitizing direction (a-->--b). Both directions are supported, network modules provide parameters to assign attribute columns to the forward and backward direction.


Shortest path routing

New ideas

Screenshots


v.net.iso - Split net to bands between cost isolines (direction from centre). Costs of centre node are used in calculation.


v.net.alloc - Allocates subnets for nearest centres (direction from centre). Costs of centre node are used in calculation.


d.path - Find shortest path for selected starting and ending node.