Training

INRO offers dozens of open-registration and private courses annually to hundreds of participants around the world.

Emme Notebook and Scripting
September 19, 2018,
Auckland, New Zealand
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Transport Modelling with Emme
October 15, 2018 - October 18, 2018,
Sandton City, South Africa
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Introduction to DTA with Dynameq
October 19, 2018,
Sandton City, South Africa
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Emme Notebook and Scripting
October 22, 2018,
Sandton City, South Africa
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Building Modeller Tools - Scripting 2
October 23, 2018,
Sandton City, South Africa
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Course Descriptions

Building Modeller Tools - Scripting 2

1/2 day (AM)

Develop your own Modeller tools with customized front ends and logging. Leverage tools from the Emme Standard toolbox, use Emme APIs calls, third-party Python libraries and your own code. Share your tools in toolboxes with open or compiled code.

Prerequisites

Emme Notebook and Scripting.

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DTA Modelling with Dynameq

3 days

A comprehensive course intended for modellers who will develop, maintain or analyze traffic simulation models with Dynameq 4. Participants will develop a basic understanding of traffic simulation and dynamic user-equilibrium traffic assignment (DTA), and get an in-depth look at new features for developing and visualizing large-scale traffic simulation models. A series of demonstrations and hands-on exercises cover network representation, signal control, data validation, visualization, animation and results interpretation, model calibration and auditing, and sub-area and traversal computations.

Prerequisites

Previous experience in transportation system modelling and/or traffic engineering is recommended but not required.

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Emme Notebook and Scripting

1 day

Drag and drop tools, worksheets and reports into the Emme Notebook to create compelling visuals and automated workflows. Customize models with the Emme Modeller API and Python flow control. Monitor model runs and audit models. Examples are presented to illustrate results analyses using the Network API and Matrix API, and to customize reports with the Desktop API. Participants will use basic Python scripting, including libraries, variables, conditions, iterators and dictionaries.

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Emme Desktop and Emme Modeller. Completion of Python tutorial sections 1-5 or equivalent; sections 6-8 recommended.

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Introduction to DTA with Dynameq

1 day

This 1-day training provides a concise introduction to traffic simulation and dynamic traffic assignment with Dynameq. Participants will learn about the principles and methodology involved in Dynameq traffic modeling and will use the software to explore key inputs, outputs and functions. Demonstrations and hands-on examples drawn from real-world applications cover animation and generation of a wide range of outputs as well as related analysis tools. At the conclusion of the course, participants will have an understanding of DTA models and their required inputs, and be able to independently generate model outputs for project evaluation. Those interested in independently developing and calibrating DTA models should consider the 3-day DTA Modelling with Dynameq course.

Prerequisites
None
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Private Transport Modelling with Emme

2 days

A comprehensive course on traffic assignment and analysis. Gain an understanding of the principles of user equilibrium assignment, multiclass generalized cost, various traffic assignment methods and their appropriate applications. Learn through hands-on exercises how to estimate/adjust demand matrices, model a variety of tolling schemes, validate against counts and travel times, perform analyses, visualize results, and create subarea models.

Prerequisites

The Emme Basics module or equivalent knowledge.

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Public Transport Modelling with Emme

2 days

A comprehensive course on transit assignment and analysis. Gain an understanding of the principles of optimal strategies, frequency-based transit assignment, journey levels and variants of the optimal strategy assignment. Learn through hands-on exercises to model various fare systems, pedestrian access/egress, express services, and crowding on vehicles and platforms. Perform analyses, such as station-to-station matrices, line-to-line transfers and transit path details, and visualize results.

Prerequisites

The Emme Basics module or equivalent knowledge.

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Traffic Applications

1 day

Deepen your knowledge of private transport modelling with Emme. Gain practical experience with common applications and methods, including ramp-to-ramp tolls, distance-based capped tolls, path-based assignment and analysis, assignment with warm start, stochastic traffic assignment, demand adjustment, identifying the best count locations, subarea extraction and exporting to Dynameq.

Prerequisites

The Emme Basics, Traffic Assignment and Traffic Analysis modules, or equivalent knowledge.

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Transit Applications

1 day

Deepen your knowledge of public transport modelling with Emme. Gain practical experience with common applications and methods, including fare modelling, traversal analysis, congested transit assignment, stochastic transit assignment, path-based analysis and GTFS import.

Prerequisites

The Emme Basics, Transit Assignment and Transit Analysis modules, or equivalent knowledge.

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Transport Modelling with Emme

4 days

A comprehensive introduction to the essentials of transportation planning and travel demand forecasting with Emme, including theoretical context and hands-on experience with tools for data management and network editing, demand modelling, multimodal network modelling, mapping, analysis and scenario evaluation. Participants will develop proficiency with Emme Desktop to edit network data and to create rich maps, charts and tables for reporting, and with Emme Modeller to prepare and run standard model procedures, including matrix operations and traffic and transit assignments, to monitor runs in the logbook, and to work with tool specifications, snapshots and notebooks. A basic four-step travel demand model is introduced.

Prerequisites

Experience in transportation system modelling is recommended but not required.

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Worksheet Customization

1/2 day (PM)

Learn how to modify existing worksheets or create brand new ones to fit your needs by adding/reordering layers, saving predefined expressions, syncing parameters, creating layers with user-defined GUI, using substitutions, defining new parameters and attributes, adding legends and more.

Prerequisites

The Emme Basics module or equivalent knowledge.

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